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Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: January 15, 2021 03:02 PM
From: Representative Ryan E. Mackenzie
To: All House members
Subject: Power Takeoff Unit Refund Legislation
I will soon be re-introducing HB 869 to expand the types of vehicles eligible for a refund from the liquid fuels tax to include ready-mix concrete mixers utilizing a power takeoff unit. Pennsylvania already provides a liquid fuels tax refund for agricultural and limestone vehicles that have a power takeoff unit. Similarly, ready-mix concrete trucks use power takeoff units to power both the engine of the vehicle and the mixer. This legislation passed the House with strong bi-partisan support last session.
A power takeoff unit allows additional equipment that is added to a vehicle and the vehicle itself to use fuel from the same fuel tank to operate. The liquid fuels tax is currently levied upon all aviation gasoline, jet fuel, motor gasoline, gasohol, undyed diesel, and undyed kerosene regardless of use.
My legislation will amend the Vehicle Code to expand the liquid fuels tax refund to also include ready-mix concrete truck power takeoff vehicles. An eligible person will be reimbursed for the full amount of the liquid fuels tax for the fuel used by the power takeoff unit. My bill will only allow for a reimbursement if the fuel usage is documented with an electronic device in conjunction with an electronically controlled engine. All claims must be filed within 60 days following the end of the quarter for which reimbursement is being claimed.
Please join me in co-sponsoring this legislation to add ready-mix concrete trucks to the list of vehicles eligible for a liquid fuels tax refund.


Introduced as HB471