PRIOR PRINTER'S NOS. 1026, 1145, 1162
PRINTER'S NO. 1308
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY RAFFERTY, WOZNIAK, SCARNATI, PILEGGI, CORMAN, BROWNE, WAUGH, ROBBINS, GORDNER, ERICKSON, WHITE, STACK, YAW, VOGEL, VULAKOVICH, BRUBAKER, SMUCKER, SOLOBAY, TOMLINSON, ALLOWAY, VANCE, MENSCH, BLAKE, BREWSTER, TEPLITZ, DINNIMAN, SCHWANK, KITCHEN AND WASHINGTON, MAY 3, 2013
AS REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AS AMENDED, JUNE 27, 2013
<-1Amending Titles 20 (Decedents, Estates and Fiduciaries), 74
2(Transportation) and 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania
3Consolidated Statutes, in anatomical gifts, further providing
4for The Governor Robert P. Casey Memorial Organ and Tissue
5Donation Awareness Trust Fund contributions; in
6administrative practice and procedure, further providing for
7minority and women-owned business participation; in
8sustainable mobility options, further providing for
9definitions, for the Public Transportation Trust Fund, for
10application and approval process, for executive and
11legislative reports, for coordination, for asset improvement
12program, for Statewide programs and for capital improvements
13program; providing for Alternative Energy Capital Investment
14Program and for multimodal transportation funding; in airport
15operation and zoning, further providing for the imposition of
16a rental car customer facility charge by a city of the first
17class, for the collection of the customer facility charge on
18behalf of the city by rental car companies leasing space or
19obtaining customers at an international airport, for use of
20the proceeds of the rental car customer facility charge for
21the development, maintenance and operation of a consolidated
22rental car facility to improve services to the public at the
23airport; for an agreement between a city of the first class
24and rental car companies relating to the development and use
25of the consolidated car rental facility and for the
26administration and enforcement of the rental car customer
27facility charge; in the Pennsylvania Turnpike, further
28providing for definitions, for commission and for electronic
1toll collection; in public-private transportation
2partnerships, further providing for agreement; providing for
3traffic signals and for the Bridge Bundling Program; in
4registration of vehicles, further providing for certain
5special plates and providing for suspension of registration
6upon unpaid tolls; in licensing of drivers, further providing
7for expiration and renewal of drivers' licenses, for
8occupational limited license and for probationary license; in
9commercial drivers, further providing for fees; in financial
10responsibility, further providing for required financial
11responsibility; in fees, further providing for collection and
12disposition of fees and money, for passenger cars, for motor
13homes, for motorcycles, for motor-driven cycles, for trucks
14and truck tractors, for motor buses and limousines, for
15school buses and school vehicles, for trailers, for special
16mobile equipment, for implements of husbandry, for antique,
17classic and collectible vehicles, for farm vehicles, for
18ambulances, taxis and hearses, for dealers and miscellaneous
19motor vehicle business, for farm equipment vehicle dealers,
20for transfer of registration, for temporary and
21electronically issued registration plates, for replacement
22registration plates, for certain registration plates, for
23duplicate registration cards, for commercial implements of
24husbandry, for special hauling permits as to weight and size,
25for annual hauling permits, for mobile homes, modular housing
26units and modular housing undercarriages, for books of
27permits, for refund of certain fees, for driver's license and
28learner's permit, for certificate of title, for security
29interest, for information concerning drivers and vehicles,
30for certified copies of records, for uncollectible checks,
31for certificate of inspection, for messenger service, for
32reinstatement of operating privilege or vehicle registration
33and for secure power of attorney; in motor carriers road tax
34identification markers, further providing for identification
35markers and license or road tax registration card required;
36in general provisions, further providing for obedience to
37traffic-control devices; in State and local powers, further
38providing for regulation of traffic on Pennsylvania Turnpike;
39in penalties and disposition of fines, further providing for
40surcharge; in snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles, further
41providing for fees; in Pennsylvania Turnpike, further
42providing for definitions and for deposit and distribution of
43funds; in liquid fuels and fuels tax, further providing for
44definitions and for imposition, tax, exemptions and
45deductions; in State highway maintenance, further providing
46for dirt and gravel road maintenance; in taxes for highway
47maintenance and construction, further providing for
48imposition and for allocation of proceeds; and directing the
49Joint State Government Commission to study replacement funds.
50The General Assembly finds and declares as follows:
54(2) The Commonwealth's transportation system includes
1nearly 40,000 miles of roads and 25,000 bridges owned by the
2Commonwealth, nearly 77,000 miles of roads and 12,000 bridges
3owned by counties and municipal governments, 36 fixed-route
4public transportation agencies, 67 railroads, 133 public use
5airports, the Ports of Erie, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and
6numerous bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
7(3) The Commonwealth's transportation system provides
8for access to employment, educational services, medical care
9and other life-sustaining services for all residents of this
10Commonwealth, including senior citizens and people with
12(4) The Department of Transportation of the Commonwealth
13has indicated that 9,000 miles of roads owned by the
14Commonwealth are in poor condition and that 4,400 bridges
15owned by the Commonwealth are rated structurally deficient.
16The State Transportation Advisory Committee has indicated
17that 2,189 bridges exceeding 20 feet in length owned by
18counties and municipalities are rated structurally deficient.
25(7) The State Transportation Advisory Committee reported
26in 2010 that the Commonwealth's transportation system is
27underfunded by $3,500,000,000 and projected that amount will
28grow to $6,700,000,000 by 2020 without additional financial
29investment by the Commonwealth.
30(8) To ensure the needs of the public are adequately
7(10) Pursuant to section 11 of Article VIII of the
8Constitution of Pennsylvania, all highway and bridge user
9fees must be used solely for construction, reconstruction,
10maintenance and repair of and safety on public highways and
11bridges and costs and expenses incident thereto.
12(11) In order to ensure a safe and reliable system of
13public transportation, aviation, ports, rail and bicycle and
14pedestrian facilities, other transportation-related user fees
15must be deposited in the Public Transportation Trust Fund and
16the Multimodal Transportation Fund.
17(12) In furtherance of the Commonwealth's energy policy,
18which includes becoming independent from overreliance on
19foreign energy sources, programs must be established to
20promote reliance on or conversion to alternative energy
21sources, including the vast natural gas supply of this
<-26Amending Titles 74 (Transportation) and 75 (Vehicles) of the
27Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in Title 74, providing
28for organization; in sustainable mobility options, further
29providing for definitions and for department authorization;
30providing for fees and taxes; further providing for the
31Public Transportation Trust Fund, for application and
32approval process, for report to Governor and General
33Assembly, for coordination and consolidation, for operating
34program, for asset improvement program, for programs of
35Statewide significance and for capital improvements program;
1establishing the Alternative Energy Capital Investment
2Program; providing for local tax for mass transportation and
3for multimodal transportation funding; in airport operation
4and zoning, providing for first class city consolidated car
5rental facility; in aviation development, further providing
6for tax on jet fuels; in turnpike, further providing for
7definitions and for electronic toll collection; in turnpike
8commission standards of conduct, further providing for annual
9report and for code of conduct; in public-private
10transportation partnerships, further providing for public-
11private transportation partnership agreement; providing for
12traffic signals, for the bridge bundling program, for local
13bridge maintenance and for public utility facilities; in
14Title 75, in registration of vehicles, providing for
15suspension of registration upon unpaid tolls; in financial
16responsibility, further providing for required financial
17responsibility; in fees, further providing for limitation on
18local license fees and taxes and for collection and
19disposition of fees and moneys; providing for fee for local
20use; further providing for driver's license and learner's
21permit, for certificate of title, for security interest, for
22information concerning drivers and vehicles, for certified
23copies of records and for certificate of inspection; in motor
24carriers road tax identification markers, further providing
25for definitions, for identification markers and license or
26road tax registration card required, for false statements and
27penalties and for exemptions; providing for uncollectible
28payments and for emergency proclamations; in general
29provisions, further providing for obedience to traffic-
30control devices; in size, weight and load, further providing
31for restrictions on use of highways and bridges and for
32permit for movement during course of manufacture; in powers
33of department and local authorities, further providing for
34regulation of traffic on Pennsylvania Turnpike; in
35Pennsylvania Turnpike, further providing for definitions, for
36lease of Interstate 80 and related agreements and for deposit
37and distribution of funds; in liquid fuels and fuels tax,
38making editorial changes, further providing for definitions,
39for liquid fuels and fuels permits, bond or deposit of
40securities, for imposition of tax, exemptions and deductions,
41for taxpayer, for distributor's report and payment of tax,
42for determination and redetermination of tax, penalties and
43interest due, for examination of records and equipment, for
44retention of records by distributors and dealers, for
45discontinuance or transfer of business, for suspension or
46revocation of permits, for lien of taxes, penalties and
47interest, for collection of unpaid taxes, for reports from
48common carriers, for reward for detection of violations, for
49refunds, for violations and for diesel fuel importers and
50transporters; prohibiting use of dyed diesel fuel on
51highways; violations and penalties, for uncollectible checks;
52providing for emergency assistance in a timely manner and for
53an electric vehicle road fee; in State highway maintenance,
54further providing for dirt and gravel road maintenance; in
55supplemental funding for municipal highway maintenance,
56further providing for supplemental funding for municipal
57highway maintenance; in taxes for highway maintenance and
58construction, further providing for imposition of tax and for
59allocation of proceeds; in motor carriers road tax, further
60providing for definitions and for records; providing for
1recordkeeping; further providing for surety bond for payment
2of taxes, for penalty and interest for failure to report or
3pay tax, for manner of payment and recovery of taxes,
4penalties and interest, for determination, redetermination
5and review, for timely mailing treated as timely filing and
6payment; providing for method of filing and timeliness, for
7uncollectible payments, for emergency assistance in a timely
8manner; providing for the permit for the movement of raw
9milk; and making a related repeals.
10The General Assembly finds and declares as follows:
14(2) The Commonwealth's transportation system includes
15nearly 40,000 miles of roads and 25,000 bridges owned by the
16Commonwealth, nearly 77,000 miles of roads and 12,000 bridges
17owned by counties and municipal governments, 36 fixed-route
18public transportation agencies, 67 railroads, 133 public use
19airports, the Ports of Erie, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and
20numerous bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
21(3) The Commonwealth's transportation system provides
22for access to employment, educational services, medical care
23and other life-sustaining services for all residents of this
24Commonwealth, including senior citizens and people with
26(4) The Department of Transportation of the Commonwealth
27has indicated that 9,000 miles of roads owned by the
28Commonwealth are in poor condition and that 4,400 bridges
29owned by the Commonwealth are rated structurally deficient.
30The State Transportation Advisory Committee has indicated
31that 2,189 bridges exceeding 20 feet in length owned by
32counties and municipalities are rated structurally deficient.
5(7) The State Transportation Advisory Committee reported
6in 2010 that the Commonwealth's transportation system is
7underfunded by $3,500,000,000 and projected that amount will
8grow to $6,700,000,000 by 2020 without additional financial
9investment by the Commonwealth.
17(10) Pursuant to section 11 of Article VIII of the
18Constitution of Pennsylvania, all highway and bridge user
19fees must be used solely for construction, reconstruction,
20maintenance and repair of and safety on public highways and
21bridges and costs and expenses incident thereto.
22(11) In order to ensure a safe and reliable system of
23public transportation, aviation, ports, rail and bicycle and
24pedestrian facilities, other transportation-related user fees
25must be deposited in the Public Transportation Trust Fund and
26the Multimodal Transportation Fund.
27(12) In furtherance of the Commonwealth's energy policy,
28which includes becoming independent from overreliance on
29foreign energy sources, programs must be established to
30promote reliance on or conversion to alternative energy
12(a) Driver's license.--Beginning as soon as practicable, but
13no later than January 1, 1995, the Department of Transportation
14shall provide an applicant for an original or renewal driver's
15license or identification card the opportunity to make a
16contribution of [$1] $3 to the fund. The contribution shall be
17added to the regular fee for an original or renewal driver's
18license or identification card. One contribution may be made for
19each issuance or renewal of a license or identification card.
20Contributions shall be used exclusively for the purposes set out
21in section 8622 (relating to The Governor Robert P. Casey
22Memorial Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Trust Fund). The
23Department of Transportation shall monthly determine the total
24amount designated under this section and shall report that
25amount to the State Treasurer, who shall transfer that amount to
26The Governor Robert P. Casey Memorial Organ and Tissue Donation
27Awareness Trust Fund.
1Governor Robert P. Casey Memorial Organ and Tissue Donation
2Awareness Trust Fund. The contribution shall be added to the
3regular fee for a renewal of a vehicle registration. One
4contribution may be made for each renewal vehicle registration.
5Contributions shall be used exclusively for the purposes
6described in section 8622. The Department of Transportation
7shall monthly determine the total amount designated under this
8section and shall report that amount to the State Treasurer, who
9shall transfer that amount to The Governor Robert P. Casey
10Memorial Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Trust Fund. The
11Governor Robert P. Casey Memorial Organ and Tissue Donation
12Awareness Trust Fund shall reimburse the department for the
13initial costs incurred in the development and implementation of
14the contribution program under this subsection. The General Fund
15shall reimburse the Department of Transportation for the actual
16annual operating costs of the program for vehicle registrations
17as described in this subsection subject to the following limits:
18For the first fiscal year during which this subsection is
19effective, the General Fund shall reimburse the Department of
20Transportation for the actual operating costs of the program in
21this subsection up to a maximum of $100,000. For each fiscal
22year thereafter, the General Fund shall reimburse the Department
23of Transportation for the actual operating costs of the program
24in this subsection in an amount not to exceed the prior year's
25actual operating costs on a full fiscal year basis plus 3%. The
26amounts approved by the Governor as necessary are hereby
27appropriated from the General Fund for this purpose.
28Section 1.1. Section 303 of Title 74 is amended to read:
1(a) General rule.--In [administering] bidding and awarding
2contracts for transportation projects funded pursuant to the
3provisions of this title or Title 75 (relating to vehicles), the
4department, the commission and any local transportation
6(1) Be responsible for ensuring that all competitive
7contract opportunities issued by the department, the
8commission or local transportation organization seek to
9maximize participation by [minority-owned and women-owned
10businesses and other disadvantaged] diverse businesses.
14(i) A prime contractor is required to document and
15submit all good faith efforts to solicit subcontractors
16from diverse businesses during the prebid and bidding
17process, which shall be evaluated by contracting
19(ii) The prime contractor must include in the bid
20the name and business address of each subcontractor
21certified as a diverse business that will perform work or
22labor, or render services to the prime contractor in
23connection with the performance of the contract.
24(2) [Give] Encourage contractors to utilize and give
25consideration[, when possible and cost effective,] to
26contractors offering to utilize [minority-owned and women-
27owned businesses and disadvantaged] diverse businesses in the
28selection and award of contracts.
1minority-owned and women-owned business program]
2participation by diverse businesses is clearly understood and
3appropriately implemented and enforced by all applicable
4department, commission and local transportation organization
6(4) Designate a responsible official to supervise the
7department, the commission and local transportation
8organization [minority-owned and women-owned] diverse
9business program and ensure compliance within the department,
10the commission or local transportation organization.
14(6) [Recommend sanctions to the Secretary of General
15Services,] Impose sanctions as may be appropriate under 62
16Pa.C.S. Pt. I (relating to Commonwealth Procurement Code),
17against businesses that fail to comply with this section or
18the policies of the Commonwealth [minority-owned and women-
19owned] diverse business [program] programs. This paragraph
20shall not apply to a local transportation organization.
24(1) Conduct the necessary and appropriate outreach,
25including using the database available on the Internet
26website of the Department of General Services, for purposes
27of identifying diverse businesses in general construction
28capable of performing contracts subject to this section.
1Transportation Committee of the Senate and the chairman and
2minority chairman of the Transportation Committee of the
3House of Representatives summarizing the participation level
4of diverse businesses in all competitive contract
5opportunities issued by the department, the commission or
6local transportation organization. The commission or local
7transportation organization shall cooperate with the
8department to complete the report. The report shall include:
17(3) Transmit the report under paragraph (2) to the
18Minority Business Development Authority, established under
19the act of July 22, 1974 (P.L.598, No.206), known as the
20"Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority Act."
21The authority shall review the report to assess the
22effectiveness in advancing this section and to make any
23recommendations for changes in this section deemed necessary
24or desirable to the secretary and the chairman and minority
25chairman of the Transportation Committee of the Senate and
26the chairman and minority chairman of the Transportation
27Committee of the House of Representatives.
30(1) The provisions of 62 Pa.C.S. § 2108 (relating to
1compliance with Federal requirements).
10"Disadvantaged business." A business that is owned or
11controlled by a majority of persons, not limited to members of
12minority groups, who are subject to racial or ethnic prejudice
13or cultural bias.
17"Local transportation organization." Any of the following:
18(1) A political subdivision or a public transportation
19authority, port authority or redevelopment authority
20organized under the laws of this Commonwealth or pursuant to
21an interstate compact or otherwise empowered to render,
22contract for the rendering of or assist in the rendering of
23transportation service in a limited area in this
24Commonwealth, even though it may also render or assist in
25rendering transportation service in adjacent states.
30"Minority-owned business." A business owned and controlled
13§ 1503. Definitions.
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18"Base operating allocation." The total amount of State
19operating assistance, reimbursement in lieu of fares for senior
20passengers and other assistance which was used for operating
21assistance as determined by the department in [fiscal year 2005-
222006] the last full fiscal year that the qualifying local
23transportation organization received the assistance, including
24the funds received under section 1517.1 (relating to Alternative
25Energy Capital Investment Program).
26"Capital expenditures." All costs of capital projects,
27including, but not limited to, the costs of acquisition,
28construction, installation, start-up of operations, improvements
29and all work and materials incident thereto. At the discretion
30of the department, preventive maintenance expenses, as defined
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7§ 1506. Fund.
8* * *
9(b) Deposits to fund by department.--
10(1) The following apply:
11(i) [Except as provided under subparagraph (ii),
12upon] Upon receipt, the department shall deposit into the
13fund the revenues received by the department under 75
14Pa.C.S. Ch. 89 (relating to Pennsylvania Turnpike) and
15the lease agreement executed between the department and
16the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission under 75 Pa.C.S. §
178915.3 (relating to lease of Interstate 80; related
18agreements) [as follows:
19(A) For fiscal year 2007-2008, $250,000,000.
20(B) For fiscal year 2008-2009, $250,000,000.
21(C) For fiscal year 2009-2010, $250,000,000.
25(ii) The deposits made to the fund under this
26subsection shall equal [$250,000,000] $305,000,000 for
27fiscal years 2013-2014 and 2014-2015, $360,000,000 for
28fiscal years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 and $415,000,000
29annually for each fiscal year commencing [after the
30expiration of the conversion period if the conversion
4* * *
7(1) 4.4% of the amount collected under Article II of the
8Tax Reform Code. Revenues under this paragraph shall be
9deposited into the fund by the 20th day of each month for the
10preceding month. The amount deposited under this paragraph is
11estimated to be equivalent to the money available to the
12department from the following sources:
5(ii) Notwithstanding any other provision of law,
6the source of the revenue deposited in the fund under
7this paragraph shall be the receipts from the tax
8collected under section 238 of the Tax Reform Code on
9motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers.
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19[(A.1) For fiscal year 2007-2008, $50,000,000
20from the revenues received by the department under 75
21Pa.C.S. Ch. 89 and the lease agreement executed
22between the department and the Pennsylvania Turnpike
23Commission under 75 Pa.C.S. § 8915.3. The amount
24received by the department under this section shall
25be deposited into the fund prior to distribution and
26shall be in addition to the amounts received under
1between the department and the Pennsylvania Turnpike
2Commission under 75 Pa.C.S. § 8915.3. The amount
3received by the department under this section shall
4be deposited into the fund prior to distribution and
5shall be in addition to the amounts received under
7(C) For fiscal year 2009-2010, $150,000,000 from
8the revenues received by the department under 75
9Pa.C.S. Ch. 89 and the lease agreement executed
10between the department and the Pennsylvania Turnpike
11Commission under 75 Pa.C.S. § 8915.3. The amount
12received by the department under this section shall
13be deposited into the fund prior to distribution and
14shall be in addition to the amounts received under
16(D) For fiscal year 2010-2011 and each fiscal
17year thereafter, the amount calculated for the prior
18fiscal year increased by 2.5% from the revenues
19received by the department under 75 Pa.C.S. Ch. 89
20and the lease agreement executed between the
21department and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
22under 75 Pa.C.S. § 8915.3. The amount received by the
23department under this section shall be deposited into
24the fund prior to distribution and shall be in
25addition to the amounts received under subsection (b)
27(E) Ninety five percent of the remaining revenue
28deposited in the fund under subsection (b)(1), after
29the allocation of $30,000,000 to the Multimodal
30Transportation Fund under section 2102 (relating to
1deposits to fund).
4[(ii) If the conversion notice is not received by
5the secretary prior to the end of the conversion period
6as set forth in 75 Pa.C.S. § 8915.3(3), no additional
7allocation shall be made under subparagraph (i).]
8(3) For the program established under section 1516
9(relating to programs of Statewide significance), 13.24% of
10the revenues deposited in the fund under subsection (c)(1)
11shall be allocated from the fund in addition to the remaining
12revenue deposited in the fund under subsection (b)(1).
13[(4) For the program established under section 1517
14(relating to capital improvements program), 16.77% of the
15revenues deposited in the fund under subsection (c)(1).
16Additional funds for this program may be provided from the
17funds allocated but not distributed based on the limitation
18set forth under section 1513(c)(3).]
19(5) For the program established under section 1517.1
20(relating to Alternative Energy Capital Investments Program),
21no more than $60 million of the revenues deposited in the
22fund under subsection (c) may be allocated from the fund.
26§ 1507. Application and approval process.
27(a) Application.--An eligible applicant that wishes to
28receive financial assistance under this chapter shall submit a
29written application to the department on a form developed by the
30department, which shall include the following:
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2(6) Evidence satisfactory to the department of the
3commitment for matching funds required under this chapter
4sufficient to match the projected financial assistance
5payments [at the same times that the financial assistance
6payments are to be provided.], provided no later than June 30
7of the applicable fiscal year. If the evidence required under
8this paragraph is not provided to the satisfaction of the
9department, subsequent funding under section 1513 (relating
10to operating program) shall be withheld until the applicant
11meets the requirements of this paragraph.
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16(c) Restriction on use of funds.--[Financial] Unless the
17department grants the award recipient a waiver allowing the
18funds to be used for a different purpose, financial assistance
19under this chapter shall be used only for activities set forth
20under the financial assistance agreement [unless the department
21grants the award recipient a waiver allowing the funds to be
22used for a different purpose]. The department's regulations
23shall describe circumstances under which it will consider waiver
24requests and shall set forth all information to be included in a
25waiver request. The [maximum duration of a waiver shall be one
26year, and a] waiver request shall include a plan of corrective
27action to demonstrate that the award recipient does not have an
28ongoing need to use financial assistance funds for activities
29other than those for which funds were originally awarded. The
30duration of the waiver may not exceed the duration of the plan
1of corrective action. The department shall monitor
2implementation of the plan of corrective action. If the plan of
3corrective action is not implemented by the local transportation
4organization, the department shall rescind the waiver approval.
7§ 1511. Report to Governor and General Assembly.
8[The following shall apply:
9(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), the] The
10department shall submit a public passenger transportation
11performance report to the Governor and the General Assembly
12by April 30 of each year, covering the prior fiscal year.
15§ 1512. Coordination and consolidation.
16(a) Coordination.--Coordination is required in regions where
17two or more award recipients have services or activities for
18which financial assistance is being provided under this chapter
19to assure that the services or activities are provided
20efficiently and effectively.
22(1) The department shall study the consolidation of
23local transportation organizations as a means of reducing
24annual expenses incurred by local transportation
25organizations. The study shall examine the creation of
26service regions to determine whether consolidation would
27result in reduced annual expenses for the local
28transportation organizations proposed to be consolidated.
1savings to one or more of the local transportation
2organizations of at least $2,000,000 or 25% of the local
3match contribution under section 1513 (relating to operating
4program) at the time of completion of the study, the local
5transportation organization and municipality shall implement
6the recommended action or provide increased local matching
7funds equal to 25% of the transportation organization's and
8local government's financial assistance under section 1513.
9(3) The department shall waive the match increase under
10paragraph (2) for a local transportation organization or
11municipality if the local transportation organization or
12municipality is the only entity willing to consolidate in
13accordance with paragraph (2) and no consolidation occurs.
14(c) Funding for consolidation incentives.--A capital project
15that is necessary to support a local transportation organization
16that has agreed to consolidate operations and administration to
17achieve cost and service efficiencies shall be eligible for
18financial assistance under this chapter. The application for
19financial assistance must:
26§ 1514. Asset improvement program.
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1(1) The local transportation organization organized and
2existing under Chapter 17 (relating to metropolitan
3transportation authorities) as the primary provider of public
4passenger transportation for the counties of Philadelphia,
5Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery, shall receive 69.4%
6of the funds available for distribution under this section.
7(2) The local transportation organization organized and
8existing under the act of April 6, 1956 (1955 P.L.1414,
9No.465), known as the Second Class County Port Authority Act,
10as the primary provider of public transportation for the
11county of Allegheny, shall receive 22.6% of the funds
12available for distribution under this section.
13(3) Other local transportation organizations organized
14and existing as the primary providers of public passenger
15transportation for the counties of this Commonwealth not
16identified under paragraph (1) or (2) shall receive 8% of the
17funds available for distribution under this section. The
18department shall allocate the funds under this paragraph
19among the local transportation organizations.
20(4) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1), (2) and (3) and
21before distributing the funds under paragraph (1), (2) or
22(3), the department shall set aside 5% of the funds available
23for distribution under this section for discretionary use and
24distribution by the secretary.
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28§ 1516. Programs of Statewide significance.
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30(b) Persons with disabilities.--The department shall
1establish and administer a program providing reduced fares to
2persons with disabilities on community transportation services
3and to provide financial assistance for start-up, administrative
4and capital expenses related to reduced fares for persons with
5disabilities. All of the following shall apply:
6(1) A community transportation system operating in the
7Commonwealth other than in [counties of the first and second
8class] a county of the first class may apply for financial
9assistance under this subsection.
10(2) The department may award financial assistance under
11this subsection for program start-up and for continuing
12capital expenses to offset administrative and capital
13expenses. For community transportation trips made by eligible
14persons with disabilities, financial assistance may be
15awarded to an eligible community transportation system to
16reimburse the system for up to 85% of the fare established
17for the general public for each trip which is outside of
18fixed-route and paratransit service areas and not eligible
19for funding from any other program or funding source. The
20person making the trip or an approved third-party sponsor
21shall contribute the greater of 15% of the fare established
22for the general public or the Americans with Disabilities Act
23complementary paratransit fare.
24* * *
25(e) Technical assistance [and], demonstration and
26emergency.--The department is authorized to provide financial
27assistance under this section for technical assistance, research
28and short-term demonstration or emergency projects. All of the
29following shall apply:
30(1) A local transportation organization or an agency or
3(2) Financial assistance provided under this subsection
4may be used for reimbursement for any approved operating or
5capital costs related to technical assistance and
6demonstration program projects. Financial assistance for
7short-term demonstration projects may be provided at the
8department's discretion on an annual basis based on the level
9of financial commitment provided by the award recipient to
10provide ongoing future funding for the project as soon as the
11project meets the criteria established by the department and
12the award recipient. Financial assistance for this purpose
13shall not be provided for more than three fiscal years.
14Financial assistance may be provided to meet any short-term
15emergency need that requires immediate attention and cannot
16be funded through other sources.
17(3) Financial assistance under this subsection provided
18to a local transportation organization shall be matched by
19local or private cash funding in an amount not less than
203.33% of the amount of the financial assistance being
21provided. The sources of funds for the local match shall be
22subject to the requirements of section 1513(d)(3) (relating
23to operating program).
24(4) As follows:
25(i) For short-term demonstration projects awarded
26financial assistance under this subsection, the
27department shall determine if the demonstration project
28was successful based upon the performance criteria
29established prior to the commencement of the
30demonstration project and approved by the department.
1(ii) If the department determines that the
2demonstration project was successful, the local
3transportation organization or agency or instrumentality
4of the Commonwealth that conducted the demonstration
5project shall be eligible to apply for and receive funds
6under section 1513 to sustain and transition the
7demonstration project into regular public passenger
9(iii) During the first year in which the
10demonstration project is eligible for and applies for
11financial assistance under section 1513, the local
12transportation organization or agency or instrumentality
13of the Commonwealth that conducted the demonstration
14project and transitioned it to regular public passenger
15transportation service shall be eligible to receive
16financial assistance up to 65% of the transportation
17service's prior fiscal year operating costs or expenses
18for the service as an initial base operating allocation.
23Section 8. Section 1517 of Title 74 is repealed:
24[§ 1517. Capital improvements program.
27(b) Applications.--The department shall establish the
28contents of the application for the program established under
29this section. The information shall be in addition to
30information required under section 1507 (relating to application
1and approval process).
2(c) Distribution formula.--The department shall award
3financial assistance under this section based on the number of
4passengers. The actual amount awarded to a local transportation
5organization under this subsection shall be calculated as
16(e) Reduction in financial assistance.--Financial assistance
17provided to a local transportation organization under this
18section shall be reduced by any financial assistance received
19previously under this section which has not been spent or
20committed in a contract within three years of its receipt.]
23§ 1517.1. Alternative Energy Capital Investment Program.
24(a) Establishment.--The department is authorized to
25establish a competitive grant program to implement capital
26improvements deemed necessary to support conversion of a local
27transportation organization's fleet to an alternative energy
28source, including compressed natural gas.
3(c) Additional authorization.--Notwithstanding any other
4provisions of this section or other law, the department may use
5funds designated for the program established under subsection
6(a) to supplement a local transit organization's base operating
7allocation under section 1513 (relating to operating program) if
8necessary to stabilize an operating budget and ensure that
9efficient services may be sustained to support economic
10development and job creation and retention.
11Section 9. Title 74 is amended by adding a chapter to read:
13MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION FUNDING
152101. Multimodal Transportation Fund.
162102. Deposits to fund.
172103. Use of revenue.
182104. Distribution of revenue.
192105. Project selection criteria and agreement.
202106. Local match.
21§ 2101. Multimodal Transportation Fund.
22A special fund is established within the State Treasury to be
23known as the Multimodal Transportation Fund. Money in the fund
24is appropriated to the department for the purposes authorized
25under this chapter.
26§ 2102. Deposits to fund.
1(relating to fund).
5(3) For fiscal year 2015-2016 and each fiscal year
6thereafter, the amount allocated from the oil company
7franchise tax imposed under 75 Pa.C.S. § 9502 (relating to
8imposition of tax) to be expended in accordance with section
911 of Article VIII of the Constitution of Pennsylvania.
12(5) The interest earned on money in the fund.
13§ 2103. Use of revenue.
14Upon agreement of a majority among the chairman and minority
15chairman of the Transportation Committee of the Senate and of
16the chairman and minority chairman of the Transportation
17Committee of the House of Representatives, money in the fund
18shall be used by the department as follows:
19(1) To provide grants through the department's programs
20relating to aviation, rail freight, passenger rail, port and
21waterway, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, road and bridge
22and other transportation modes.
28§ 2104. Distribution of revenue.
21§ 2105. Project selection criteria and agreement.
22The department shall award grants under this chapter on a
23competitive basis. The department may not reserve, designate or
24set aside a specific level of funds or percentage of funds to an
25applicant prior to the completion of the application process,
26nor may the department designate a set percentage of funds to an
28§ 2106. Local match.
8FIRST CLASS CITY CONSOLIDATED CAR RENTAL FACILITY
105931. Scope of subchapter.
125933. Customer facility charge.
13§ 5931. Scope of subchapter.
16§ 5932. Definitions.
23"Airport owner." Any of the following:
24(1) A city which owns and operates an airport.
1"City." A city of the first class.
2"Concession agreement." A regulation, contract, permit,
3license or other agreement entered into between an airport owner
4and a vehicle rental company which includes the terms and
5conditions under which the company may transact its rental
6vehicle business at the airport or on airport property.
10(1) A rental facility.
11(2) A rental facility improvement.
12(3) The proportionate cost of a transportation system.
13(4) A rental facility operation and maintenance expense.
22(4) Is owned or leased by a vehicle rental company.
2(2) The manner in which the proceeds of the customer
3facility charge are to be used for the development,
4operation, maintenance and funding of a rental facility, a
5rental facility improvement, the proportionate cost of a
6transportation system and the cost of operations and
8(3) A procedure and requirement for a consultation
9regarding the implementation of this subchapter and the
10disclosure to vehicle rental companies of information
11relating to the collection and use of the customer facility
15"Rental facility improvement." A facility or structure on
16airport property that is for the common use of vehicle rental
17companies. The term shall include planning, finance, design,
18construction, equipping or furnishing of the facility or
3§ 5933. Customer facility charge.
4(a) Imposition.--A city may impose a customer facility
5charge of not more than $8 per rental day on a customer renting
6a motor vehicle from a vehicle rental company doing business at
7an airport. A customer facility charge may:
13(b) Amendment.--The following shall apply:
23(2) An amended rental facility agreement may authorize
24the increase or decrease of the amount of the customer
25facility charge to fund the current costs authorized under
26the rental facility agreement.
27(c) Enforcement.--The terms of a rental facility agreement
28may be interpreted and enforced by a court of competent
29jurisdiction through the imposition of a mandatory or
30prohibitive injunction. Monetary damages may not be awarded to a
4(d) Time limitation.--If a rental facility agreement is not
5executed within two years of the effective date of the
6implementation of the customer facility charge, a city may
7continue to impose and collect the customer facility charge
8authorized under subsection (a) or proceed, in consultation with
9the vehicle rental companies, to plan, design, finance and
10construct a facility to be used for the provision of vehicle
11rental service on airport property. The cost to a rental vehicle
12company of the facility and the proportionate cost of a
13transportation system under this subsection may not exceed the
14customer facility charge.
15(e) Additional cost.--A customer facility charge shall be in
16addition to other motor vehicle rental fees and taxes imposed
17under law, except that the customer facility charge may not
18constitute part of the purchase price of a motor vehicle rental
19imposed under any of the following:
27(f) Collection.--The following shall apply:
28(1) A customer facility charge shall be:
1benefit of the airport owner; and
17(2) A rental facility improvement.
18(3) The proportionate cost of a transportation system.
19(4) A rental facility operation and maintenance.
22(1) The planning and design of a rental facility.
1company's obligations under this subchapter.
5(i) Collect an amount due.
8(iii) Grant a refund.
17Section 10. The definitions of "electronic toll collection,"
18"owner" and "violation enforcement system" in section 8102 of
19Title 74 are amended and the section is amended by adding
20definitions to read:
21§ 8102. Definitions.
1the commission within a prescribed period.
2"Certificate of passage toll collection." A system of
3collecting a toll or charge by providing a vehicle owner,
4operator or lessee with a certificate of passage at a toll
5collection facility if the owner, operator or lessee does not
6have sufficient funds to pay the prescribed toll at the time he
7or she passes through the toll collection facility.
8* * *
9"Electronic toll collection." A system of collecting tolls
10or charges [that is capable of charging an account holder for
11the prescribed toll] by electronic transmission of information
12[between], including by use of a device on a vehicle and a
13device [in a toll lane] at a toll collection facility, open road
14tolling, video tolling system or other similar structural or
15technological enhancements related to tolling.
16* * *
17"Owner." Except as provided under section [8117(e)] 8117
18(relating to [electronic] toll collection), [an individual] a
19person, copartnership, association or corporation having title
20or interest in a property right, easement or franchise
21authorized to be acquired under this chapter.
22* * *
23"Toll collection." A system of collecting tolls or charges
24that is capable of charging an account holder or vehicle owner,
25operator or lessee for the prescribed toll by automated toll
26collection, certificate of passage toll collection or electronic
28* * *
29"Video tolling system." As follows:
30(1) A vehicle sensor or other electronic toll collection
1device, placed in a location to work in conjunction with a
2toll collection facility, which automatically produces a
3videotape or photograph, microphotograph or other recorded
4image of the vehicle or vehicle license plate at the time the
5vehicle is used or operated on the tolled facility in order
6to collect tolls or detect violations of the toll collection
7regulations or rules.
14["Violation enforcement system." A vehicle sensor, placed in
15a location to work in conjunction with a toll collection
16facility, which automatically produces a videotape or
17photograph, microphotograph or other recorded image of the rear
18portion of each vehicle at the time the vehicle is used or
19operated in violation of the toll collection regulations. The
20term includes any other technology which identifies a vehicle by
21photographic, electronic or other method.]
24§ 8105. Commission.
25* * *
26(b) Vacancies and terms.--
27(1) Notwithstanding any other law, any vacancy in the
28membership of the commission shall be filled by appointment
29of the Governor by and with the advice and consent of two-
30thirds of the members elected to the Senate.
1(2) The appointed member shall serve for a term of four
2years. Upon the expiration of this term, the appointed member
3may continue to hold office for 90 days or until his
4successor shall be duly appointed and qualified, whichever is
5shorter. A member may not serve more than two terms.
6* * *
7§ 8117. [Electronic toll] Toll collection.
8(a) Liability of owner.--
9[(1) If an operator of a vehicle fails to pay the
10prescribed toll at any location where tolls are collected by
11means of electronic toll collection, the owner of the vehicle
12shall be liable to the commission for failure of the operator
13of the vehicle to comply with this section if the violation
14is evidenced by information obtained from a violation
16(2) If a violation of this section is committed, the
17registration plate number of the vehicle as recorded by a
18violation enforcement system shall establish an inference
19that the owner of the vehicle was then operating the vehicle.
20The inference shall be overcome if the owner does all of the
3(4) If the inference is overcome, the operator of the
4vehicle may be held liable under this section for failure to
5pay the prescribed toll in the same manner as if the operator
6were the owner of the vehicle.
7(b) Imposition of liability.--Liability under this section
8shall be imposed upon an owner for a violation of this section
9or the regulations of the commission occurring within the
10territorial limits of this Commonwealth. If a violation is
11committed as evidenced by a violation enforcement system, the
12following shall apply:
22(A) the alleged conduct; or
25(iii) Personal service is not required.
26(iv) The notice must contain all of the following:
30(B) A warning advising the person charged that
4(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if an
5operator of a vehicle fails to pay the prescribed toll at a
6prescribed location by means of toll collection or as
7directed by official signs posted on the tolled facility in
8accordance with the rules or regulations instituted for toll
9collection by the commission, the owner of the vehicle shall
10be liable to the commission or its authorized agent for
11failure of the operator of the vehicle to comply with this
12section if the violation is evidenced by any of the
18(2) Except for an operator who utilizes certificates of
19passage toll collection, if an operator of a vehicle fails to
20pay the prescribed toll as provided under paragraph (1), the
21registration plate number of the vehicle as recorded by a
22video tolling system shall establish an inference that the
23owner of the vehicle was operating the vehicle at the time of
24the violation. The inference shall be overcome if the owner
25does all of the following:
5(3) If an action or proceeding is commenced in a county
6other than that of the residence of the owner, a verified
7written statement under 18 Pa.C.S. § 4904 (relating to
8unsworn falsifications to authorities) setting forth the
9facts prescribed under paragraph (2) shall suffice to
10overcome the inference.
11(4) A court of competent jurisdiction shall admit as
12prima facie evidence the verified statement relied upon under
13paragraph (3). The operator of the vehicle may be held liable
14under this section for failure to pay the prescribed toll in
15the same manner as if the operator were the owner of the
16vehicle if any of the following apply:
17(i) The inference is overcome.
20(b) Imposition of liability.--Liability under this section
21shall be imposed upon an owner, including a person, lessee or
22operator who becomes liable in the same manner as if the person
23was an owner under this section, for a violation of this section
24or the regulations or rules of the commission occurring within
25the territorial limits of this Commonwealth. If a violation is
26committed as evidenced by information obtained from a video
27tolling system or certificate of passage, the following shall
4(ii) The notice shall be mailed to the address shown
5on the vehicle registration or to the address of the
6operator, as applicable. Notice shall be mailed no later
7than 120 days after one of the following:
8(A) The date of the alleged conduct.
11(C) The date that a lessor provides the
12information required under subsection (b)(3) in a
13manner that the lessee of the vehicle on the date of
14violation is deemed to be the owner of the vehicle
15for purposes of this section.
18(iv) The notice shall include all of the following:
25(C) A warning advising the person charged that
26failure to contest in the manner and time provided
27shall be deemed an admission of liability, that a
28default judgment may be entered on the notice and
29that the failure to pay all unpaid tolls,
30administrative fees and costs may result in
9(2) If an owner of a vehicle or an owner that is a
10lessor of a vehicle receives a notice of violation under this
11section for any time period during which the vehicle was
12reported to a police department as having been stolen, it
13shall be a defense to the allegation of liability that the
14vehicle had been reported to the police as having been stolen
15prior to the time the violation occurred and that the vehicle
16had not been recovered by the time of the violation. For
17purposes of asserting the defense under this paragraph, it
18shall be sufficient that a certified copy of the police
19report on the stolen vehicle be sent by first class mail to
20the commission or its authorized agent within 30 days after
21receiving the original notice of violation. Failure to send
22the information within the time limit under this paragraph
23shall render the owner or lessor liable for the penalty
24prescribed by this section.
25(3) An owner that is a lessor of a vehicle as to which a
26notice of violation was issued under paragraph (1) shall not
27be liable for a violation if the owner sends to the
28commission or its authorized agent a copy of the rental,
29lease or other contract document covering the vehicle on the
30date of the violation, with the name and address of the
1lessee clearly legible to the commission, within 30 days
2after receiving the original notice of violation. Failure to
3send the information within the time limit under this
4paragraph shall render the lessor liable for the penalty
5prescribed by this section. If the lessor complies with the
6provisions of this section, the lessee of the vehicle on the
7date of the violation shall be deemed to be the owner of the
8vehicle for purposes of this section and shall be subject to
9liability for the penalty under this section.
10(4) A certified report or a facsimile report of an
11authorized agent or employee of the commission reporting a
12violation of this section or rules or regulations of the
13commission based upon [the recorded information obtained from
14a violation enforcement system] any of the following shall be
15prima facie evidence of the facts contained in the report and
16shall be admissible as an official record of regularly
17conducted activity of the commission kept in the ordinary
18course of business in any proceeding charging a violation of
19this section or the toll collection rules or regulations of
23(ii) A certificate of passage.
24(5) Notwithstanding any other provision of law,
25videotapes, photographs, microphotographs, other recorded
26images, written records, reports or facsimiles prepared
27pursuant to this section shall be for the exclusive use of
28the commission, its authorized agents, its employees and law
29enforcement officials for the purpose of discharging duties
30under this section and the rules or regulations of the
1commission. The information shall not be deemed a public
2record under the act of [June 21, 1957 (P.L.390, No.212),
3referred to as the Right-to-Know Law] February 14, 2008
4(P.L.6, No.3), known as the Right-to-Know Law. The
5information shall not be discoverable by court order or
6otherwise; nor shall it be offered in evidence in any action
7or proceeding which is not directly related to a violation of
8this section, the rules or regulations of the commission or
9indemnification for liability imposed pursuant to this
10section. The restrictions set forth in this paragraph:
11(i) shall not be deemed to preclude a court of
12competent jurisdiction from issuing an order directing
13that the information be provided to law enforcement
14officials if the information is reasonably described and
15is requested solely in connection with a criminal law
17(ii) shall not be deemed to preclude the exchange of
18the information between any entities with jurisdiction
19over or which operate [an electronic] a toll collection
20system in this Commonwealth or any other jurisdiction;
22(iii) shall not be deemed to prohibit the use of
23information exclusively for the purpose of billing
24electronic toll collection account holders and other
25users of toll collection, deducting toll charges from the
26account of an account holder, enforcing toll collection
27laws and related rules and regulations or enforcing the
28provisions of an account holder agreement.
1(7) An imposition of liability pursuant to this section
2shall not be deemed a conviction of an owner and shall not be
3made part of the motor vehicle operating record of the person
4upon whom the liability is imposed, nor shall it be
5considered in the provision of motor vehicle insurance
7(8) An owner that admits, is found liable or fails to
8respond to the notice of violation for a violation of this
9section shall be civilly liable to the commission or tolling
10entity as defined in 75 Pa.C.S. § 1380(j) (relating to
11suspension of registration upon unpaid tolls) for [all of]
16(B) the maximum toll from the farthest point of
17entry on the [Pennsylvania Turnpike] tolled facility
18to the actual point of exit if the amount of the toll
19evaded or attempted to be evaded cannot be
21(ii) [A reasonable administrative fee not to exceed
22$35 per notification.] Fees and costs in an amount
23sufficient to cover the reasonable costs of collecting
24the amounts under subparagraph (i) but no greater than an
25amount set by the commission or its authorized agent or
26tolling entity as defined in 75 Pa.C.S. § 1380(j).
27(8.1) The following shall apply:
1owner, operator or lessee a notice of any toll evasion
2violation setting forth the outstanding unpaid tolls and
3administrative fees and costs due to the commission and
4meeting the requirements of paragraph (1).
5(ii) The department shall suspend the registration
6of a vehicle upon the notification from the commission or
7its authorized agent that the statutory owner or
8registrant of the vehicle has failed to pay or defaulted
9in the payment of six or more violations issued under
10subsection (a)(1) or incurred unpaid tolls or
11administrative fees or costs that total a minimum of
12$500. The suspension shall not be construed to limit the
13commission's or its authorized agent's ability to recoup
14tolls, administrative fees or costs.
15(iii) Prior to notifying the department under
16subparagraph (iv), the commission or its authorized agent
17shall provide the statutory owner or registrant written
18notice by first class mail of its intent to seek
19suspension of the vehicle registration under this section
20and afford the statutory owner or registrant with the
21opportunity to be heard during an administrative
23(iv) The following shall apply:
24(A) No sooner than 30 days after mailing the
25notice required under subparagraph (iii), the
26commission or its authorized agent may notify the
27department electronically, in a format prescribed by
28the department, if a statutory owner or registrant
29fails to respond, fails to pay, defaults in payment
30of six or more violations issued under subsection (a)
3(B) If a notice has been provided under clause
4(A) and all of the violations are subsequently paid,
5dismissed, reversed on appeal or canceled, the
6commission or its authorized agent shall notify the
7department electronically, in a format prescribed by
8the department, of the disposition of the violation
9and shall provide the statutory owner or registrant
10with a release from the suspension.
11(v) A suspension under subparagraph (ii) shall
12continue until the department receives notice from the
13commission or its authorized agent that all of the
14violations are paid, dismissed, reversed on appeal or
15canceled or the defendant enters into an agreement with
16the commission or its authorized agent to make
17installment payments for the tolls, administrative fees
18and costs imposed and pays the fee prescribed under 75
19Pa.C.S. § 1960 (relating to reinstatement of operating
20privilege or vehicle registration), except that the
21suspension may be reimposed by the department if the
22defendant fails to make regular installment payments.
23(vi) The department shall impose an additional
24period of registration suspension if, subsequent to the
25issuance of a suspension under subparagraph (ii), and
26prior to the restoration of the registration, the
27department is notified by the commission or its
28authorized agent that the statutory owner or registrant
29has failed to respond, failed to pay or defaulted in the
30payment of an additional violation issued under
9(c) Placement of electronic toll collection device.--An
10electronic toll collection device which is affixed to the front
11windshield of a vehicle in accordance with the rules or
12regulations of the commission shall not be deemed to constitute
13a violation of 75 Pa.C.S. § 4524 (relating to windshield
14obstructions and wipers).
17(1) Except as set forth under paragraph (2),
18notwithstanding any other provision of law, all of the
19following apply to information kept by the commission, its
20authorized agents or its employees which is related to the
21account of an electronic toll collection system account
23(i) The information shall be for the exclusive use
24of the commission, its authorized agents, its employees
25and law enforcement officials for the purpose of
26discharging their duties pursuant to this section and the
27rules or regulations of the commission. This subparagraph
28includes names, addresses, account numbers, account
29balances, personal financial information, credit card
30information, vehicle movement records and other
3(ii) The information shall not be deemed a public
4record under the Right-to-Know Law, nor shall it be
5discoverable by court order or otherwise or be offered in
6evidence in any action or proceeding which is not
7directly related to the discharge of duties under this
8section, the rules or regulations of the commission or a
9violation of an account holder agreement.
12(i) Preclude a court of competent jurisdiction from
13issuing an order directing that the information be
14provided to law enforcement officials if the information
15is reasonably described and is requested solely in
16connection with a criminal law enforcement action.
21(iii) Prohibit the use of the information
22exclusively for the purpose of billing electronic toll
23collection account holders, deducting toll charges from
24the account of an account holder, enforcing toll
25collection laws and related rules or regulations or
26enforcing the provisions of an account holder agreement.
27(d.1) Temporary regulations.--Notwithstanding any other law,
28regulations promulgated by the commission during the two years
29following the effective date of this subsection shall be deemed
30temporary regulations which shall expire no later than three
9(e) [Definition.--As used in this section, the term "owner"
10means any person, corporation, firm, partnership, agency,
11association, organization or lessor that, at the time a vehicle
12is operated in violation of this section or regulations of the
14(1) is the beneficial or equitable owner of the vehicle;
15(2) has title to the vehicle; or
16(3) is the registrant or coregistrant of the vehicle
17registered with the department or a comparable agency of
18another jurisdiction or uses the vehicle in its vehicle
19renting or leasing business. The term includes a person
20entitled to the use and possession of a vehicle subject to a
21security interest in another person.] Definitions.--As used
22in this section, the following words and phrases shall have
23the meanings given to them in this subsection unless the
24context clearly indicates otherwise:
25"Owner." As follows:
26(1) A person, corporation, firm, partnership, agency,
27association, organization, governmental entity or lessor
28that, at the time a vehicle is operated in violation of this
29section or rules or regulations of the commission, meets any
30of the following:
3(ii) Has title to the vehicle.
14§ 9110. Public-private transportation partnership agreement.
15* * *
16(f) User fees.--A provision establishing whether user fees
17will be imposed for use of the public-private transportation
18project and the basis by which any user fees will be imposed and
19collected shall be determined in the public-private
20transportation partnership agreement. If a user fee is proposed
21as part of the public-private transportation project, a
22proprietary public entity shall include provisions in the
23agreement that authorize the collection of user fees, tolls,
24fares or similar charges, including provisions that:
25* * *
26(5) In the event an operator of a vehicle fails to pay
27the prescribed toll or user fee at any location on a public-
28private transportation project where tolls or user fees are
29collected by means of an electronic or other automated or
30remote form of collection, the collection provisions of
1section 8117 (relating to [electronic] toll collection) shall
2apply except that the development entity shall possess all of
3the rights, roles, limitations and responsibilities of the
4Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.
5* * *
6Section 12. Title 74 is amended by adding chapters to read:
119202. Maintenance agreement.
12§ 9201. Definitions.
18"Municipality." A city, borough, town or township.
29§ 9202. Maintenance agreement.
30(a) Agreement.--A municipality may enter into an agreement
1with the department to replace, synchronize and time traffic
2signals located within a designated traffic corridor. The terms
3of the agreement may specify that the municipality provide
4services to the department. The agreement shall not exceed the
5time period of the useful life of the traffic signals. The
6municipality shall, during the duration of the agreement,
7properly maintain and time the traffic signals in accordance
8with the agreement.
13(c) Maintenance.--If the department determines that one or
14more traffic signals located in a traffic corridor is not being
15maintained or timed in accordance with an agreement under
16subsection (a), the department shall provide written notice to
17all municipalities subject to the agreement no less than 60 days
18prior to taking any action to correct the improper maintenance
19and timing. The written notice shall specify the maintenance and
20timing deficiencies that are to be corrected.
21(1) A municipality subject to the agreement under
22subsection (a) shall have 60 days to correct the deficiencies
23contained in the written notice or to contest, in writing,
24the findings of the department within 30 days of receipt of
25the written notice.
3(4) If the department and the municipality do not enter
4into an agreement under paragraph (3), the department and the
5municipality shall agree to binding arbitration with a civil
6engineer licensed by the Commonwealth who has substantial
7experience in traffic engineering. The engineer may not be
8under contract with the department or municipality or
10(d) Failure of municipality to perform.--If a municipality
11that has entered into an agreement with the department under
12subsection (a) fails to meet the requirements of subsection (c)
13(1) or (2), the department may take action to correct the
14deficiencies specified in the notice under subsection (c).
15(e) Payment for failure to correct deficiencies.--If the
16department takes action under subsection (c), the department may
17deduct the actual costs of correcting the deficiencies in
18maintenance and timing from the payments made to the
19municipality under the act of June 1, 1956 (1955 P.L.1944,
20No.655), referred to as the Liquid Fuels Tax Municipal
21Allocation Law, and 75 Pa.C.S. Chs. 89 (relating to Pennsylvania
22Turnpike) and 95 (relating to taxes for highway maintenance and
25BRIDGE BUNDLING PROGRAM
289302. Bundling authorization.
299303. Bridge Bundling Program.
309304. Grant limitation exceptions.
1§ 9301. Definitions.
14"Program." The Bridge Bundling Program.
15§ 9302. Bundling authorization.
16Notwithstanding any other law, the department is authorized
17to bundle the design and construction of highway bridges owned
18by the Commonwealth or local governments as provided under this
20§ 9303. Bridge Bundling Program.
29(1) Are within geographical proximity to each other.
30(2) Are of similar size or design.
10(3) Following receipt of notification from the
11department, the governing body of a local government shall
12have 60 days to agree or refuse participation in the program.
13Failure to respond in writing within 60 days shall be
14considered a refusal to participate in the program.
15(4) Based on the response from local governments under
16paragraph (3), the department shall make a final
17determination of bridges to be designed and constructed under
18the program and provide a list to the appropriate planning
19organizations for inclusion in lists of funded projects.
20(4.1) A determination shall not be:
21(i) considered to an adjudication under 2 Pa.C.S.
22Chs. 5 Subch. A (relating to practice and procedure of
23Commonwealth agencies) and 7 Subch. A (relating to
24judicial review of Commonwealth agency action); and
25(ii) appealable to the department or a court of law.
26(5) The following shall apply:
27(i) A local government that agrees to participate in
28the program for one or more of its bridges that qualify
29for the program must enter into an agreement with the
30department. The agreement shall define the department's
1responsibility for the design and construction of the
2bridges and the continuing ownership and maintenance
3responsibilities of the local government for the local
4bridges replaced or rehabilitated under this program.
18§ 9304. Grant limitation exceptions.
19(a) Exceptions.--Notwithstanding section 2(c) of the bridge
20budget act, a local government shall not be required to pay any
21local share of the costs associated with the design and
22construction of the bridge.
23(b) Nonparticipation.--Notwithstanding section 2(c) of the
24bridge budget act, a local government with bridges that are
25recommended for participation in the program which refuses to
26participate in the program shall be required to pay 30% of the
27non-Federal share of the costs for those local bridges.
1§ 1307. Period of registration.
2(a) Staggered renewal system to be established.--The
3department shall establish a system of staggered registration
4renewal in a manner that an approximately equal number of
5registrations will expire every month throughout [the year] a
6two-year period. In order to implement and maintain the
7staggered registration system, the department may prorate annual
8registration fees over registration periods of from [6 to] 18 to
10(a.1) Seasonal registration.--Upon application on a form
11prescribed by the department, the owner or lessee of a passenger
12car, recreational motor vehicle, motorcycle, truck or farm
13vehicle which does not have a gross vehicle weight rating of
14more than 10,000 pounds may register the vehicle with the
15department for a period of successive months of less than [one
16year] two years. The applicant shall specify the period of
17months during which the vehicle shall be registered. Except when
18the department initially converts a currently valid [annual]
19registration to a seasonal registration, the [annual] fee
20prescribed for the vehicle by Chapter 19 (relating to fees)
21shall be paid in full by the applicant regardless of the number
22of months chosen for registration by the applicant. Upon receipt
23of the appropriate fee and the properly completed form,
24including all information required by this chapter, the
25department shall issue a seasonal registration that shall expire
26on the last day of the expiration month chosen by the
27registrant. No insurer of a vehicle belonging to any owner or
28lessee who obtains a seasonal registration and who applies for
29or receives a reduced automobile insurance premium on account
30thereof shall be required to provide any contractual coverage,
1whether in the form of the provision of a defense or the payment
2of first-party or third-party benefits or otherwise, to the
3owner or lessee in connection with any event occurring during
4that part of the [year] registration period in which the vehicle
5is not registered; and such owner or lessee shall be treated for
6all purposes, including, without limitation, ascertaining rights
7to stack coverages and to uninsured and underinsured motorist
8coverage, as a person who does not own that vehicle and has no
9duty to carry financial responsibility on it for that part of
10the [year] registration period.
11(b) New registration.--A new registration is effective on
12the date of issuance of a registration card by the department or
13the date of issuance of a temporary registration card by an
14authorized agent of the department under section 1310 (relating
15to temporary registration cards). Except as otherwise provided
16under this chapter, a new registration shall expire two years
17after the last day of the month preceding either the date of
18issuance of a registration card by the department or the date of
19issuance of a temporary registration card by either the
20department or an authorized agent of the department, whichever
22(c) Renewal of registration.--A renewed registration shall
23be effective on issuance by the department of a renewed
24registration card. Except as otherwise provided under this
25chapter, a renewed registration shall expire as follows:
26(1) If a registration is renewed before two months have
27elapsed since its scheduled expiration, the renewed
28registration shall expire two years after the last day of the
29month in which it had been scheduled to expire.
30(2) If a registration is renewed after two months have
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8Section 14. Section 1353 of Title 75 is amended to read:
9§ 1353. Preserve our heritage registration plate.
10The department, in consultation with the Pennsylvania
11Historical and Museum Commission, shall design a special
12preserve our heritage registration plate. Upon receipt of an
13application, accompanied by a fee of [$35] $54 which shall be in
14addition to the annual registration fee, the department shall
15issue the plate for a passenger car, motor home, trailer or
16truck with a registered gross weight of not more than 10,000
17pounds. The Historical Preservation Fund shall receive $15 of
18each additional fee for this plate.
19Section 15. Section 1354 of Title 75 is repealed:
20[§ 1354. Flagship Niagara commemorative registration plate.
21(a) Plate.--The department, in consultation with the
22Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, shall design a
23Flagship Niagara commemorative registration plate. Upon
24application of any person, accompanied by a fee of $35 which
25shall be in addition to the annual registration fee, the
26department shall issue the plate for a passenger car, motor
27home, trailer or truck with a registered gross weight of not
28more than 10,000 pounds.
11§ 1355. Zoological plate.
12The department, in consultation with the Pennsylvania
13Zoological Council, shall design a special zoological
14registration plate. Upon application of any person, accompanied
15by a fee of [$35] $54 which shall be in addition to the annual
16registration fee, the department shall issue the plate for a
17passenger car, motor home, trailer or truck with a registered
18gross weight of not more than 10,000 pounds. The Zoological
19Enhancement Fund shall receive $15 of the fee paid by the
20applicant for the plate.
21§ 1358. DARE plate.
22The department, in consultation with the Pennsylvania
23Commission on Crime and Delinquency, shall design a special drug
24abuse resistance education (DARE) registration plate which
25utilizes the DARE logo or slogan in the design. Upon application
26of any person, accompanied by a fee of [$35] $53 which shall be
27in addition to the annual registration fee, the department shall
28issue the plate for a passenger car, motor home, trailer or
29truck with a registered gross weight of not more than 10,000
30pounds. The Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program shall
1receive $15 of each additional fee for this plate.
4§ 1380. Suspension of registration upon unpaid tolls.
5(a) Suspension of registration.--
9(i) failed to pay or defaulted in the payment of six
10or more violations issued pursuant to 74 Pa.C.S. §
118117(a)(1) (relating to electronic toll collection) or
12other laws, regulations, ordinances or other standards
13applicable to the toll collection or payment requirements
14for a tolling entity; or
22(b) Notice.--Prior to notifying the department under
23subsection (c), the tolling entity shall provide the owner or
24registrant written notice by first class mail of its intent to
25seek suspension of the vehicle registration pursuant to this
26section and afford the owner or registrant with the opportunity
27to be heard during an administrative proceeding.
1enforce the provisions of this section, may notify the
2department electronically in a format prescribed by the
3department whenever an owner or registrant meets the
4requirements for suspension under subsection (a)(1). When a
5tolling entity has provided notice under this subsection and all
6of the violations are subsequently paid, dismissed, reversed on
7appeal or canceled, the tolling entity shall notify the
8department electronically in a format prescribed by the
9department of the disposition of the violation and shall provide
10the owner or registrant with a release from the suspension.
11(d) Period of suspension.--A suspension under subsection (a)
12shall continue until the department receives notice from the
13tolling entity that the violations are paid, dismissed, reversed
14on appeal or canceled or the owner or registrant enters into an
15agreement with the tolling entity to make installment payments
16for tolls, administrative fees and costs imposed and pays the
17fee prescribed in section 1960 (relating to reinstatement of
18operating privilege or vehicle registration), provided that the
19suspension may be reimposed by the department if the owner or
20registrant fails to make regular installment payments.
21(e) Additional suspension.--The department shall impose an
22additional period of registration suspension if, subsequent to
23the issuance of a suspension under subsection (a) but prior to
24the restoration of the registration, the department is notified
25by the tolling entity that the owner or registrant has failed to
26pay, failed to respond or defaulted in the payment of an
27additional violation issued pursuant to 74 Pa.C.S. § 8117(a)(1).
1with the department as authorized under section 6146 (relating
2to enforcement agreements) for any toll violation of that state
3or an authority or for failure to pay any fine or costs imposed
4in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which the
5violation occurred. A person who provides proof satisfactory to
6the department that the full amount of the fine and costs has
7been forwarded to and received by the other state may not be
8regarded as having failed to pay for the purposes of this
10(g) Documentation.--In any proceeding under this section,
11documents obtained by the department from a tolling entity or
12from the appropriate agency of the Commonwealth or another state
13shall be admissible into evidence to support the department's
14case. In addition, the department may treat the documents and
15reports as documents of the department and use any of the
16methods of storage permitted under the provisions of 42 Pa.C.S.
17§ 6109 (relating to photographic copies of business and public
18records) and may reproduce the documents in accordance with the
19provisions of 42 Pa.C.S. § 6103 (relating to proof of official
20records). The department may certify that it has received or
21obtained documents and reports from a tolling entity, the
22Commonwealth or other states, and the certification shall be
23prima facie proof of the facts contained in the documents and
25(h) Three-year statute of limitations.--No suspension may be
26imposed based upon a violation of 74 Pa.C.S. § 8117(a)(1) or
27similar provision from another state more than three years after
28the violation is committed.
4(1) The other state or tolling entity has its own
5effective reciprocal procedures for collecting penalties and
6tolls imposed by a Commonwealth tolling entity and agrees to
7collect penalties and tolls of the Commonwealth tolling
8entity by employing sanctions that include denial of a
9person's right to register or reregister a motor vehicle.
10(2) The penalties, exclusive of tolls, claimed by the
11other state or tolling entity against an owner of a motor
12vehicle registered in Pennsylvania do not exceed $100 for a
13first violation or $600 for all pending violations.
18(4) An owner of a motor vehicle registered in this
19Commonwealth may present evidence to the other state or
20tolling entity by mail, telephone, electronic means or other
21means to invoke rights of due process, without having to
22appear personally in the jurisdiction where the violation is
23alleged to have occurred.
24(5) The reciprocal collection agreement between the
25department or a tolling entity and the other state or tolling
26entity provides that each party may charge the other a fee
27sufficient to cover the costs of collection services,
28including costs incurred by the agency that registers motor
30(j) Definition.--As used in this section, the term "tolling
1entity" means the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, an entity
2authorized to impose and collect tolls in accordance with the
3laws of Pennsylvania, including 74 Pa.C.S. Ch. 91 (relating to
4public-private transportation partnerships) or the laws of
5another state or states and any authorized agent of such an
9§ 1514. Expiration and renewal of drivers' licenses.
10(a) General rule.--Every driver's license shall expire on
11the day after the licensee's birthdate at intervals of not more
12than [four] six years as may be determined by the department.
13Every license shall be renewable on or before its expiration
14upon application, payment of the required fee, and satisfactory
15completion of any examination required or authorized by this
17(a.1) Hazardous materials endorsement.--A driver's license
18containing a hazardous materials endorsement shall expire on the
19day after the licensee's birthday not less than 49 months nor
20more than 60 months from the date of validation by the
22(a.2) Staggered renewals.--The department shall establish a
23system of staggered driver's license renewal in a manner that an
24approximately equal number of driver's licenses will expire
25annually throughout a six-year period. In order to implement and
26maintain the staggered driver's license renewal system, the
27department may issue driver's licenses for periods of 37 to 72
28months. The department shall pro rate the fees imposed under
29Chapter 19 (relating to fees) as appropriate.
30* * *
1(e) Noncitizen license expiration and renewal.--
2(1) Except as otherwise provided, a license issued on
3the basis of Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)
4credentials or documents shall expire on the date appearing
5on the INS credentials or documents provided by the applicant
6under section 1506(a.1) (relating to application for driver's
7license or learner's permit).
8(2) If the expiration date of the INS credentials or
9documents exceeds [four] six years, the license shall expire
10one day after the applicant's date of birth but not more than
11[four] six years from the date of issuance of the license.
15(4) If a person has been granted permanent legal status
16in the United States by the INS, the department may in its
17discretion require the person to present his INS credentials
18or documents for only the first license application or
26§ 1553. Occupational limited license.
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1* * *
2§ 1554. Probationary license.
3* * *
4(c) Fee.--The fee for applying for a probationary license
5shall be [$25] $35. The fee shall be nonrefundable. The annual
6fee for issuance of a probationary license shall be [$50] $75,
7plus the cost of the photograph required in section 1510(a)
8(relating to issuance and content of driver's license), which
9shall be in addition to all other licensing fees.
10* * *
11§ 1617. Fees.
12Fees relating to commercial drivers' licenses to be collected
13by the department under this chapter shall be in addition to any
14other fees imposed under the provisions of this title and are as
18(2) In addition to any other restoration fee required by
19this title, an additional restoration fee of [$50] $100 shall
20be assessed and collected before reinstating a commercial
21driver's operating privilege following a suspension or
22revocation under this title or disqualification under this
24(3) If the commercial driving privilege of a driver is
25disqualified, a Class C noncommercial or M license, if the
26driver possesses the motorcycle qualification, may be
27obtained upon payment of the fees associated with obtaining a
5§ 1786. Required financial responsibility.
6* * *
7(d) Suspension of registration and operating privilege.--
8(1) The Department of Transportation shall suspend the
9registration of a vehicle for a period of three months if it
10determines the required financial responsibility was not
11secured as required by this chapter and shall suspend the
12operating privilege of the owner or registrant for a period
13of three months if the department determines that the owner
14or registrant has operated or permitted the operation of the
15vehicle without the required financial responsibility. The
16operating privilege shall not be restored until the
17restoration fee for operating privilege provided by section
181960 (relating to reinstatement of operating privilege or
19vehicle registration) is paid.
20(1.1) In lieu of serving a registration suspension
21imposed under this section, an owner or registrant may pay to
22the department a civil penalty of $500, the restoration fee
23prescribed under section 1960 and furnish proof of financial
24responsibility in a manner determined by the department.
25(2) Whenever the department revokes or suspends the
26registration of any vehicle under this chapter, the
27department shall not restore or transfer the registration
28until the suspension has been served or the civil penalty has
29been paid to the department and the vehicle owner furnishes
30proof of financial responsibility in a manner determined by
1the department and submits an application for registration to
2the department, accompanied by the fee for restoration of
3registration provided by section 1960. This subsection shall
4not apply in the following circumstances:
5(i) The owner or registrant proves to the
6satisfaction of the department that the lapse in
7financial responsibility coverage was for a period of
8less than 31 days and that the owner or registrant did
9not operate or permit the operation of the vehicle during
10the period of lapse in financial responsibility.
11(ii) The owner or registrant is a member of the
12armed services of the United States, the owner or
13registrant has previously had the financial
14responsibility required by this chapter, financial
15responsibility had lapsed while the owner or registrant
16was on temporary, emergency duty and the vehicle was not
17operated during the period of lapse in financial
18responsibility. The exemption granted by this paragraph
19shall continue for 30 days after the owner or registrant
20returns from duty as long as the vehicle is not operated
21until the required financial responsibility has been
23(iii) The insurance coverage has terminated or
24financial responsibility has lapsed simultaneously with
25or subsequent to expiration of a seasonal registration,
26as provided in section 1307(a.1) (relating to period of
1provided for in cases of the suspension of vehicle
2registration for other purposes. The filing of the appeal
3shall act as a supersedeas, and the suspension shall not be
4imposed until determination of the matter as provided in
5section 1377. The court's scope of review in an appeal from a
6vehicle registration suspension shall be limited to
10(ii) there has been either notice to the department
11of a lapse, termination or cancellation in the financial
12responsibility coverage as required by law for that
13vehicle or that the owner, registrant or driver was
14requested to provide proof of financial responsibility to
15the department, a police officer or another driver and
16failed to do so. Notice to the department of the lapse,
17termination or cancellation or the failure to provide the
18requested proof of financial responsibility shall create
19a presumption that the vehicle lacked the requisite
20financial responsibility. This presumption may be
21overcome by producing clear and convincing evidence that
22the vehicle was insured at all relevant times.
23(4) Where an owner or registrant's operating privilege
24has been suspended under this subsection, the owner or
25registrant shall have the same right of appeal under section
261550 (relating to judicial review) as provided for in cases
27of suspension for other reason. The court's scope of review
28in an appeal from an operating privilege suspension shall be
29limited to determining whether:
30(i) the vehicle was registered or of a type required
1to be registered under this title; and
2(ii) the owner or registrant operated or permitted
3the operation of the same vehicle when it was not covered
4by financial responsibility. The fact that an owner,
5registrant or operator of the motor vehicle failed to
6provide competent evidence of insurance or the fact that
7the department received notice of a lapse, termination or
8cancellation of insurance for the vehicle shall create a
9presumption that the vehicle lacked the requisite
10financial responsibility. This presumption may be
11overcome by producing clear and convincing evidence that
12the vehicle was insured at the time that it was driven.
13(5) An alleged lapse, cancellation or termination of a
14policy of insurance by an insurer may only be challenged by
15requesting review by the Insurance Commissioner pursuant to
16Article XX of the act of May 17, 1921 (P.L.682, No.284),
17known as The Insurance Company Law of 1921. Proof that a
18timely request has been made to the Insurance Commissioner
19for such a review shall act as a supersedeas, staying the
20suspension of registration or operating privilege under this
21section pending a determination pursuant to section 2009(a)
22of The Insurance Company Law of 1921 or, in the event that
23further review at a hearing is requested by either party, a
24final order pursuant to section 2009(i) of The Insurance
25Company Law of 1921.
26* * *
27§ 1904. Collection and disposition of fees and moneys.
4(b) Disposition.--Fees collected under sections 1951(c)
5(relating to driver's license and learner's permit), 1952
6(relating to certificate of title), 1953 (relating to security
7interest), 1955 (relating to information concerning drivers and
8vehicles), 1956 (relating to certified copies of records) and
91958 (relating to certificate of inspection) shall be
10transmitted to the State Treasurer for deposit in the following
21(c) Automatic three-year adjustment.--
22(1) Except as provided under paragraph (2), for the 36-
23month period beginning July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2019,
24and for each like 36-month period thereafter, all fees
25charged under this title shall be increased by an amount
26calculated by applying the percentage change in the Consumer
27Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the most
28recent 36-month period, calculated from March 1 through
29February 28, beginning on the date the fees charged under
30this title were last increased and for which figures have
1been officially reported by the United States Department of
2Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, immediately prior to the
3date the adjustment is due to take effect, to the then
4current fee amounts authorized.
5(2) Fees charged under section 1916 (relating to trucks
6and truck tractors) shall be increased on July 1, 2017, for
7the period beginning on July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2020,
8and for each like 36-month period thereafter in the same
9manner and with the same requirements prescribed under
11§ 1911. Annual registration fees.
12(a) General rule.--[An annual] A fee for the registration of
13vehicles as provided in Chapter 13 (relating to the registration
14of vehicles) shall be charged by the department as provided in
16(b) Department to establish certain fees.--If a vehicle to
17be registered is of a type not specifically provided for by this
18title and is otherwise eligible for registration, the department
19shall determine the most appropriate fee or fee schedule for the
20vehicle or type of vehicle based on such factors as design and
22§ 1912. Passenger cars.
25§ 1913. Motor homes.
Weight in Pounds
8,000 or less
8,001 - 11,000
11,001 or more
4§ 1914. Motorcycles.
7§ 1915. Motor-driven cycles.
10§ 1916. Trucks and truck tractors.
11(a) General rule.--
Gross or Combination
Weight in Pounds
5,000 or less
5,001 - 7,000
7,001 - 9,000
9,001 - 10,000
10,001 - 11,000
11,001 - 14,000
14,001 - 17,000
17,001 - 21,000
21,001 - 26,000
26,001 - 30,000
30,001 - 33,000
33,001 - 36,000
36,001 - 40,000
40,001 - 44,000
44,001 - 48,000
48,001 - 52,000
52,001 - 56,000
56,001 - 60,000
60,001 - 64,000
64,001 - 68,000
68,001 - 73,280
73,281 - 76,000
76,001 - 78,000
78,001 - 78,500
78,501 - 79,000
79,001 - 80,000
12(2) A portion of the registration fee for any truck or
13truck tractor in Classes 9 through 25 shall be deposited in
14the Highway Bridge Improvement Restricted Account within the
15Motor License Fund according to the following table:
Amount Deposited in
Highway Bridge Improvement
23* * *
24§ 1917. Motor buses and limousines.
2926 or less
$  12 per seat
3027 - 51
 336 plus [$11.25] $16 per
seat in excess of 26
252 or more
3§ 1918. School buses and school vehicles.
6§ 1920. Trailers.
11Weight in Pounds
123,000 or less
$  23
133,001 - 10,000
1410,001 or more
15(b) Optional five-year registration.--A trailer with a
16registered gross weight of 10,000 pounds or less may be
17registered for a period of five years upon payment by the
18registrant of the applicable fee for such period.
19(c) Optional permanent registration.--A trailer with a
20registered gross weight of 10,001 or more pounds may be
21registered for a one-time fee of [$135] $194 in lieu of the
22annual fee at the option of the registrant.
23§ 1921. Special mobile equipment.
26§ 1922. Implements of husbandry.
30§ 1923. Antique, classic and collectible vehicles.
5§ 1924. Farm vehicles.
9(b) Certificate of exemption.--The biennial processing fee
10for a certificate of exemption issued in lieu of registration of
11a farm vehicle shall be determined by the type of certificate
12issued and the gross weight or combination weight or weight
13rating according to the following table:
Weight in pounds
10,000 or less
greater than 10,000 and not
greater than 17,000
greater than 17,000
23§ 1925. Ambulances, taxis and hearses.
26§ 1926. Dealers and miscellaneous motor vehicle business.
30(b) Motorcycle dealers.--The annual fee for each dealer
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7§ 1926.1. Farm equipment vehicle dealers.
11§ 1927. Transfer of registration.
12The fee for transfer of registration shall be [$6] $9.
15The fee payable by a dealer or other dispensing agent for a
16temporary registration plate or for a registration plate to be
17issued for new registration processed electronically with the
18department shall be [$5] $14. The charge of the agent for
19providing an applicant with a plate under this section shall not
20exceed a total of [$10] $14.
21§ 1929. Replacement registration plates.
24§ 1930. Legislative registration plates.
25The fee for issuance of a legislative registration plate
26shall be [$20] $76 which shall be in addition to the annual
27registration fee. Only one payment of the issuance fee shall be
28charged for each legislative registration plate issued or
30§ 1931. Personal registration plates.
1The fee for issuance of a personal registration plate shall
2be [$20] $76 which shall be in addition to the annual
3registration fee. Only one payment of the issuance fee shall be
4charged for each personal registration issued or replaced.
5§ 1931.1. Street rod registration plates.
6The fee for the issuance of a street rod registration plate
7shall be [$20] $51 which shall be in addition to the annual
8registration fee. Only one payment of the issuance fee shall be
9charged for each street rod registration plate issued or
11§ 1932. Duplicate registration cards.
12The fee for each duplicate registration card when ordered at
13the time of vehicle registration, the transfer or renewal of
14registration or the replacement of a registration plate shall be
15[$1.50] $2. The fee for each duplicate registration card issued
16at any other time shall be [$4.50] $6.
17§ 1933. Commercial implements of husbandry.
21§ 1942. Special hauling permits as to weight and size.
30(3) Vehicle and load weighing in excess of legal weight
3* * *
6§ 1943. Annual hauling permits.
7(a) Quarry equipment and machinery.--The annual fee for
8operation or movement of each piece of heavy quarry equipment or
9machinery, as provided for in section 4966 (relating to permit
10for movement of quarry equipment), shall be [$500] $706.
11(c) Course of manufacture.--The annual fee for operation or
12movement of loads or vehicles, as provided for in section 4968
13(relating to permit for movement during course of manufacture),
14shall be as follows:
15(1) Oversized movements:
20(2) Overweight movements:
30(d) Multiple highway crossings.--The annual fee for a single
4(e.1) Special mobile equipment.--The annual fee for hauling
5or towing each piece of special mobile equipment, as provided
6for in section 4975 (relating to permit for movement of special
7mobile equipment), shall be [$200] $300.
8(f) Containerized cargo.--The annual company fee for
9movement of any combination with overweight containerized cargo
10as provided for in section 4974 (relating to permit for movement
11of containerized cargo) shall be:
22(g) Domestic animal feed.--The annual fee for movement of
23each vehicle hauling domestic animal feed, in bulk, as provided
24for in section 4976 (relating to permit for movement of domestic
25animal feed) shall be [$400] $587.
3(i) Live domestic animals.--The annual permit fee for each
4truck tractor authorized to transport live domestic animals, as
5provided in section 4976.1 (relating to permit for movement of
6live domestic animals), shall be [$400] $520.
7(j) Building structural components.--The permit fee for each
8truck tractor authorized to transport building structural
9components, as provided in section 4978 (relating to permit for
10movement of building structural components), shall be [$100]
11$141 for each month the permit is valid.
12(k) Utility construction equipment.--The permit fee for
13utility construction equipment, as provided for in section
144970(a) (relating to permit for movement of construction
15equipment), shall be [$100] $141 for each month the permit is
17(l) Particleboard or fiberboard.--The annual fee for
18movement of particleboard or fiberboard, as provided for in
19section 4979 (relating to permit for movement of particleboard
20or fiberboard used for the manufacture of ready-to-assemble
21furniture), shall be [$800] $1,130.
25(1) [$800] $1,130 for a distance up to 50 miles.
3(o) Float glass or flat glass.--The annual fee for the
4movement of float glass or flat glass, as provided for in
5section 4979.3 (relating to permit for movement of float glass
6or flat glass for use in construction and other end uses), shall
7be [$800] $1,209.
19(q.1) Nonhazardous liquid glue.--The annual fee for the
20movement of nonhazardous liquid glue, as provided for in section
214979.5 (relating to permit for movement of nonhazardous liquid
22glue), shall be [$800] $1,000.
26(r) Excess damage permit.--The annual fee for excess damage
27permits, as provided for in section 4961(d) (relating to
28authority to issue permits), shall be [$500] $640 to cover the
29costs of administering the permit and inspections of the
6The fee for a special hauling permit for a mobile home,
7modular housing unit or modular housing undercarriage which
8exceeds the maximum size prescribed in this title but which does
9not exceed 14 feet in body width shall be [$25] $39. The fee for
10a special hauling permit for a mobile home or modular housing
11unit, as provided in section 4973 (relating to permits for
12movement of a mobile home or a modular housing unit and modular
13housing undercarriage), shall be [$50] $76.
14§ 1945. Books of permits.
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19§ 1947. Refund of certain fees.
23§ 1951. Driver's license and learner's permit.
24(a) Driver's license.--The driver's license fee [for each
25year or partial year] shall be [$5.25] $7 plus the cost of the
26photograph required in section 1510(a) (relating to issuance and
27content of driver's license).
10§ 1952. Certificate of title.
13(b) Manufacturer's or dealer's notification.--The fee for a
14manufacturer's or dealer's notification of acquisition of a
15vehicle from another manufacturer or dealer for resale pursuant
16to section 1113 (relating to transfer to or from manufacturer or
17dealer) shall be [$3] $4.
18§ 1953. Security interest.
21§ 1955. Information concerning drivers and vehicles.
22(a) Drivers, registrations, titles and security interests.--
23The fee for a copy of written or electronic information relating
24to a driver, registration, title or security interest shall be
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27§ 1956. Certified copies of records.
1supporting document comprising such record.
2(b) State Police reports.--The fee for a certified
3Pennsylvania State Police record of investigation of a vehicle
4accident which the Pennsylvania State Police are authorized by
5this title to furnish to the public shall be [$5] $19 for each
6copy of the Pennsylvania State Police full report of
8§ 1957. Uncollectible checks.
9Whenever any check issued in payment of any fee or for any
10other purpose is returned to the department as uncollectible,
11the department or municipality shall charge a fee of [$10] $38
12for each driver's license, registration, replacement of tags,
13transfer of registration, certificate of title, whether original
14or duplicate, special hauling permit and each other unit of
15issue by the department or municipality, plus all protest fees,
16to the person presenting the check, to cover the cost of
18§ 1958. Certificate of inspection.
19(a) General rule.--The department shall charge [$2] $5 for
20each annual certificate of inspection [and $1], $2 for each
21semiannual certificate of inspection and $2 for each certificate
23§ 1959. Messenger service.
7The department shall charge a fee of [$25] $70 or, if section
81379 (relating to suspension of registration upon sixth unpaid
9parking violation in cities of the first class) or 1786(d)
10(relating to required financial responsibility) applies, a fee
11of [$50] $88 to restore a person's operating privilege or the
12registration of a vehicle following a suspension or revocation.
13§ 1961. Secure power of attorney.
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23(d) Operation without identification markers unlawful.--
24Except as provided in paragraphs (2) and (3), it shall be
25unlawful to operate or to cause to be operated in this
26Commonwealth any qualified motor vehicle unless the vehicle
27bears the identification markers required by this section or
28valid and unrevoked IFTA identification markers issued by
29another IFTA jurisdiction.
30(1) The Secretary of Revenue may by regulation exempt
1from the requirement to display the identification markers
2those qualified motor vehicles which in his opinion are
3clearly identifiable such that effective enforcement of this
4chapter will not suffer thereby.
5(2) For a period not exceeding 30 days as to any one
6motor carrier, the Secretary of Revenue by letter or telegram
7may authorize the operation of a qualified motor vehicle or
8vehicles without the identification markers required when
9both the following are applicable:
17(A) The fee for such temporary permits shall be
18[$5] $7 for each qualified motor vehicle which shall
19be deposited in the Highway Bridge Improvement
20Restricted Account within the Motor License Fund.
1section that would otherwise be applicable as a result of the
2operation of a particular qualified motor vehicle, obtain
3from the Department of Revenue a trip permit authorizing the
4carrier to operate the qualified motor vehicle for a period
5of five consecutive days. The Department of Revenue shall
6specify the beginning and ending days on the face of the
7permit. The fee for a trip permit for each qualified motor
8vehicle is [$50] $73 which shall be deposited in the Highway
9Bridge Improvement Restricted Account within the Motor
10License Fund. The report otherwise required under Chapter 96
11is not required with respect to a vehicle for which a trip
12permit has been issued under this subsection.
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16§ 3111. Obedience to traffic-control devices.
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3§ 6110. Regulation of traffic on Pennsylvania Turnpike.
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6(1) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, any
7person violating any of the rules and regulations of the
8Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission for which no penalty has
9otherwise been provided by statute commits a summary offense
10and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of
12(2) Any person violating any of the rules and
13regulations of the commission prohibiting fare evasion or
14attempted fare evasion commits a summary offense and shall,
15upon conviction for the first time, be sentenced to pay a
16fine according to the classification by the commission of the
17vehicle driven by that person at the time of violation as
19(i) Class 1 through 2: [$100] $200.
20(ii) Class 3 through 6: [$500] $2,500.
21(iii) Class 7 and higher: [$1,000] $5,000.
22(3) In addition to the fines imposed under this
23subsection, restitution shall be made to the commission in an
24amount equal to the full fare, for the appropriate vehicle
25class, from the farthest point of entry on the turnpike to
26the actual point of exit.
27(3.1) (i) A person who, while traveling upon the
28Pennsylvania Turnpike or a road under its control, takes
29an affirmative action in an attempt to evade tolls
30commits a misdemeanor of the third degree, and shall,
1upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $6,500 and
2to undergo imprisonment for not less than 60 days. For
3the purposes of this subsection, affirmative action shall
4include any of the following:
7(B) Installation of a mechanism that rotates,
8changes, blocks or otherwise mechanically alters the
9ability of a license plate to be read by a violation
10enforcement system as defined under 74 Pa.C.S. § 8102
11(relating to definitions).
25(ii) A violation of this paragraph may not preclude
26prosecution under section 1332 (relating to display of
27registration plate), section 7122 (relating to altered,
28forged or counterfeit documents and plates) or section
297124 (relating to fraudulent use or removal of
4§ 6506. Surcharge.
5(a) Levy and imposition.--In addition to any fines, fees or
6penalties levied or imposed as provided by law, under this title
7or any other statute, a surcharge shall be levied for
8disposition in accordance with subsection (b) as follows:
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10(10) Notwithstanding 42 Pa.C.S. § 3733(a) (relating to
11deposits into account), in addition to any other surcharge
12imposed under this section, upon conviction for a violation
13of Chapter 11 (relating to certificate of title and security
14interests), 13 (relating to registration of vehicles), 15
15(relating to licensing of drivers), 16 (relating to
16commercial drivers), 17 (relating to financial
17responsibility), 19 (relating to fees), 21 (relating to motor
18carriers road tax identification markers), 31 (relating to
19general provisions), 33 (relating to rules of the road in
20general), 35 (relating to special vehicles and pedestrians),
2137 (relating to miscellaneous provisions), 38 (relating to
22driving after imbibing alcohol or utilizing drugs), 41
23(relating to equipment standards), 43 (relating to lighting
24equipment), 45 (relating to other required equipment), 47
25(relating to inspection of vehicles), 49 (relating to size,
26weight and load), 61 (relating to powers of department and
27local authorities), 63 (relating to enforcement), 65
28(relating to penalties and disposition of fines), 71
29(relating to vehicle theft and related provisions), 73
30(relating to abandoned vehicles and cargos), 75 (relating to
1messenger service), 77 (relating to snowmobiles and all-
2terrain vehicles), 83 (relating to hazardous materials
3transportation), 90 (relating to liquid fuels and fuels tax),
494 (relating to liquid fuels and fuel use tax enforcement) or
596 (relating to motor carriers road tax), a surcharge of
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13§ 7715.2. Fees.
16(1) Certificate of title, [$22.50] $29.
17(2) Expiration sticker, [$20] $26.
18(2.1) Vintage snowmobile permit, $20.
19(3) Dealer registration, $25.
20(4) Replacement, due to loss or damage, of registration
21certificate, limited registration certificate, registration
22decal, registration plate, expiration sticker or vintage
23snowmobile permit, [$5] $7.
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1contributions" in section 8901 of Title 75 are amended to read:
2§ 8901. Definitions.
6"Annual additional payments." As follows:
10(i) $200,000,000 paid as annual base payments;
11(ii) any Interstate 80 savings for that fiscal year.
12(2) If the conversion period has expired and a
13conversion notice has not been received by the secretary, in
14each subsequent fiscal year [until the end of the term of the
15lease agreement] through fiscal year 2020-2021, the annual
16additional payments shall be $250,000,000. No annual
17additional payments shall be due after fiscal year 2020-2021.
23(2) Two hundred million dollars payable annually through
24fiscal year 2020-2021 in four equal installments each due the
25last business day of each July, October, January and April.
26No annual base payments shall be due after fiscal year 2020-
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1(1) $750,000,000 in fiscal year 2007-2008.
2(2) $850,000,000 in fiscal year 2008-2009.
3(3) $900,000,000 in fiscal year 2009-2010.
4(4) For fiscal year 2010-2011 and each fiscal year
5thereafter through fiscal year 2020-2021, the amount shall be
6the amount calculated for the previous year increased by
72.5%, except that the amount shall be equal to the annual
8base payments plus $250,000,000 if the conversion notice is
9not received by the secretary prior to the expiration of the
10conversion period. No scheduled annual commission
11contribution shall be due after fiscal year 2020-2021.
14§ 8915.6. Deposit and distribution of funds.
24(3.1) For fiscal year 2016-2017, $90,000,000.
1each fiscal year thereafter, the following shall apply:
4(ii) Notwithstanding any other provision of law,
5the source of the revenue deposited in the fund under
6this paragraph shall be the receipts from the tax
7collected under section 238 of the act of March 4, 1971
8(P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971, on
9motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers.
10(b) Distribution.--The following shall apply:
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17§ 9002. Definitions.
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22"Average wholesale price." The average wholesale price per
23gallon of all taxable liquid fuels and fuels, excluding the
24Federal excise tax and all liquid fuels taxes, as determined by
25the Department of Revenue for the 12-month period ending on the
26September 30 immediately prior to January 1 of the year for
27which the rate is to be set[. In] except as follows:
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13§ 9004. Imposition of tax, exemptions and deductions.
14(a) Liquid fuels and fuels tax.--A [permanent State tax of
1512¢ a gallon or fractional part thereof] State tax is imposed
16and assessed upon all liquid fuels and fuels used or sold and
17delivered by distributors within this Commonwealth[.] as
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26§ 9106. Dirt and gravel road maintenance.
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1Conservation and Natural Resources for the maintenance and
2mitigation of dust and sediment pollution from forestry roads.
3Funds in the amount of [$4,000,000] $28,000,000 shall be
4appropriated annually to the State Conservation Commission and
5administered in a nonlapsing, nontransferable account restricted
6to maintenance and improvement of dirt and gravel roads. The
7State Conservation Commission shall apportion the funds based on
8written criteria it develops to establish priorities based on
9preventing dust and sediment pollution. In the first fiscal
10year, top priority shall be given to specific trouble spot
11locations already mapped by the Task Force on Dirt and Gravel
12Roads and available from the department.
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14§ 9502. Imposition of tax.
15(a) General rule.--
16(1) An "oil company franchise tax for highway
17maintenance and construction" which shall be an excise tax of
1860 mills is hereby imposed upon all liquid fuels and fuels as
19defined and provided in Chapter 90 (relating to liquid fuels
20and fuels tax), and such tax shall be collected as provided
21in section 9004(b) (relating to imposition of tax, exemptions
22and deductions). Of the amount collected in fiscal year 2015-
232016, and each fiscal year thereafter, at the discretion of
24the secretary, a minimum of $20,000,000 and a maximum of
25$35,000,000 shall be deposited in the Multimodal
26Transportation Fund established under 74 Pa.C.S. § 2101
27(relating to Multimodal Transportation Fund), to be expended
28in accordance with section 11 of Article VIII of the
29Constitution of Pennsylvania.
30(2) An additional 55 mills is hereby imposed on all
5(i) [Forty-two] Twenty-nine percent to county
6maintenance districts for highway maintenance for fiscal
7year 2013-2014 and 19% for fiscal year 2014-2015 and each
8year thereafter. This allocation shall be made according
9to the formula provided in section 9102(b)(2) (relating
10to distribution of State highway maintenance funds). This
11allocation shall be made in addition to and not a
12replacement for amounts normally distributed to county
13maintenance districts under section 9102.
17(iii) Thirteen percent for bridges.
23(vi) Fourteen percent for toll roads designated
24pursuant to the act of September 30, 1985 (P.L.240,
25No.61), known as the Turnpike Organization, Extension and
26Toll Road Conversion Act, to be appropriated under
3(i) Twelve percent to municipalities on the basis of
4and subject to the provisions of the act of June 1, 1956
5(1955 P.L.1944, No.655), referred to as the Liquid Fuels
6Tax Municipal Allocation Law, is appropriated.
30(H) Twenty-three percent for a Statewide highway
6(J) For any fiscal year beginning with 1997-1998
7through and including fiscal year 2000-2001, the
8department shall make supplemental maintenance
9program payments from the Statewide highway
10restoration betterment program to those county
11maintenance districts for which the total highway
12maintenance appropriations and executive
13authorizations in accordance with section 9102(b)
14would be less than the amount received in 1996-1997
15from the highway maintenance appropriation, the
16Secondary Roads-Maintenance and Resurfacing Executive
17Authorization, the Highway Maintenance Excise Tax
18Executive Authorization and the Highway Maintenance
20The words and phrases used in this paragraph shall have the