HOUSE BILL No. 4552

 

 

May 2, 2019, Introduced by Reps. LaFave, Mueller, Leutheuser, Markkanen and Marino and referred to the Committee on Military, Veterans and Homeland Security.

 

A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled

 

"Michigan vehicle code,"

 

by amending sections 674, 675, 801, 803d, 803f, 805, and 811f

 

(MCL 257.674, 257.675, 257.801, 257.803d, 257.803f, 257.805, and

 

257.811f), section 674 as amended by 2000 PA 268, section 675 as

 

amended by 2018 PA 179, section 801 as amended by 2018 PA 656,

 

section 803d as amended by 2018 PA 62, section 803f as amended by

 

2018 PA 681, section 805 as amended by 2013 PA 82, and section

 

811f as amended by 2017 PA 234, and by adding section 68c.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

1 Sec. 68c. "Totally disabled veteran" means a person who

 

2 meets either of the following requirements:

 

3 (a) Has been determined by the United States Department of

 

4 Veterans Affairs to have a service-connected total or permanent

 


1 total disability rating for compensation.

 

2 (b) Has been determined to have a service-connected total or

 

3 permanent total disability rating and is receiving disability

 

4 retirement pay from a branch of the uniformed armed services.

 

5 Sec. 674. (1) A vehicle shall must not be parked, except if

 

6 necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance

 

7 with the law or the directions of a police officer or traffic-

 

8 control device, in any of the following places:

 

9 (a) On a sidewalk.

 

10 (b) In front of a public or private driveway.

 

11 (c) Within an intersection.

 

12 (d) Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.

 

13 (e) On a crosswalk.

 

14 (f) Within 20 feet of a crosswalk, or if there is not a

 

15 crosswalk, then within 15 feet of the intersection of property

 

16 lines at an intersection of highways.

 

17 (g) Within 30 feet of the approach to a flashing beacon,

 

18 stop sign, or traffic-control signal located at the side of a

 

19 highway.

 

20 (h) Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30

 

21 feet of a point on the curb immediately opposite the end of a

 

22 safety zone, unless a different length is indicated by an

 

23 official sign or marking.

 

24 (i) Within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad

 

25 crossing.

 

26 (j) Within 20 feet of the driveway entrance to a fire

 

27 station and on the side of a street opposite the entrance to a

 


1 fire station within 75 feet of the entrance if properly marked by

 

2 an official sign.

 

3 (k) Alongside or opposite a street excavation or

 

4 obstruction, if the stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct

 

5 traffic.

 

6 (l) On the roadway side of a vehicle stopped or parked at the

 

7 edge or curb of a street.

 

8 (m) Upon a bridge or other elevated highway structure or

 

9 within a highway tunnel.

 

10 (n) At a place where an official sign prohibits stopping or

 

11 parking.

 

12 (o) Within 500 feet of an accident at which a police officer

 

13 is in attendance, if the scene of the accident is outside of a

 

14 city or village.

 

15 (p) In front of a theater.

 

16 (q) In a place or in a manner that blocks immediate egress

 

17 from an emergency exit conspicuously marked as an emergency exit

 

18 of a building.

 

19 (r) In a place or in a manner that blocks or hampers the

 

20 immediate use of an immediate egress from a fire escape

 

21 conspicuously marked as a fire escape providing an emergency

 

22 means of egress from a building.

 

23 (s) In a parking space clearly identified by an official

 

24 sign as being reserved for use by disabled persons that is on

 

25 public property or private property available for public use,

 

26 unless the individual is a disabled person as described in

 

27 section 19a or a totally disabled veteran as described in section

 


1 68c, or unless the individual is parking the vehicle for the

 

2 benefit of a disabled person or a totally disabled veteran. In

 

3 order for the vehicle to be parked in the parking space the

 

4 vehicle shall must display 1 of the following:

 

5 (i) A certificate of identification or windshield placard

 

6 issued under section 675 to a disabled person.

 

7 (ii) A special registration plate issued under section 803d

 

8 to a disabled person or a totally disabled veteran.

 

9 (iii) A similar certificate of identification or windshield

 

10 placard issued by another state to a disabled person.

 

11 (iv) A similar special registration plate issued by another

 

12 state to a disabled person.

 

13 (v) A special registration plate to which a tab for persons

 

14 with disabilities is attached issued under this act.

 

15 (vi) A registration plate to which a tab for disabled

 

16 veterans issued under section 803f is attached.

 

17 (t) In a clearly identified access aisle or access lane

 

18 immediately adjacent to a space designated for parking by persons

 

19 with disabilities.

 

20 (u) On a street or other area open to the parking of

 

21 vehicles that results in the vehicle interfering with the use of

 

22 a curb-cut or ramp by persons with disabilities.

 

23 (v) Within 500 feet of a fire at which fire apparatus is in

 

24 attendance, if the scene of the fire is outside a city or

 

25 village. However, volunteer fire fighters responding to the fire

 

26 may park within 500 feet of the fire in a manner not to interfere

 

27 with fire apparatus at the scene. A vehicle parked legally

 


1 previous to the fire is exempt from this subdivision.

 

2 (w) In violation of an official sign restricting the period

 

3 of time for or manner of parking.

 

4 (x) In a space controlled or regulated by a meter on a

 

5 public highway or in a publicly owned parking area or structure,

 

6 if the allowable time for parking indicated on the meter has

 

7 expired, unless the vehicle properly displays 1 or more of the

 

8 items listed in section 675(8).

 

9 (y) On a street or highway in such a way as to obstruct that

 

10 obstructs the delivery of mail to a rural mailbox by a carrier of

 

11 the United States postal service.Postal Service.

 

12 (z) In a place or in a manner that blocks the use of an

 

13 alley.

 

14 (aa) In a place or in a manner that blocks access to a space

 

15 clearly designated as a fire lane.

 

16 (2) A person shall not move a vehicle not owned by the

 

17 person into a prohibited area or away from a curb a distance that

 

18 makes the parking unlawful.

 

19 (3) A bus, for the purpose of taking on or discharging

 

20 passengers, may be stopped at a place described in subsection

 

21 (1)(b), (d), or (f) or on the roadway side of a vehicle illegally

 

22 parked in a legally designated bus loading zone. A bus, for the

 

23 purpose of taking on or discharging a passenger, may be stopped

 

24 at a place described in subsection (1)(n) if the place is posted

 

25 by an appropriate bus stop sign, except that a bus shall must not

 

26 stop at such a place if the stopping is specifically prohibited

 

27 by the responsible local authority, the state transportation

 


1 department, or the director of the department of state police.

 

2 (4) A person who violates this section is responsible for a

 

3 civil infraction.

 

4 Sec. 675. (1) Except as otherwise provided in this section

 

5 and this chapter, a vehicle stopped or parked upon a highway or

 

6 street shall must be stopped or parked with the wheels of the

 

7 vehicle parallel to the roadway and within 12 inches of any curb

 

8 existing at the right of the vehicle.

 

9 (2) A local authority may by ordinance permit parking of a

 

10 vehicle on a 1-way roadway with the vehicle's left wheels

 

11 adjacent to and within 12 inches of any curb existing at the left

 

12 of the vehicle.

 

13 (3) A local authority may by ordinance permit angle parking

 

14 on a roadway, except that angle parking is not permitted on a

 

15 state trunk line highway unless authorized by the state

 

16 transportation department.

 

17 (4) The state transportation commission with respect to

 

18 state trunk line highways and a board of county road

 

19 commissioners with respect to county roads, acting jointly with

 

20 the director of the department of state police, may place signs

 

21 prohibiting or restricting the stopping, standing, or parking of

 

22 vehicles on a highway where, in the opinion of the officials as

 

23 determined by an engineering survey, the stopping, standing, or

 

24 parking is dangerous to those using the highway or where the

 

25 stopping, standing, or parking of vehicles would unduly interfere

 

26 with the free movement of traffic on the highway or street. The

 

27 signs shall must be official signs and a person shall not stop,

 


1 stand, or park a vehicle in violation of the restrictions stated

 

2 on the signs. The signs shall must be installed only after a

 

3 proper traffic order is filed with the county clerk. Upon the

 

4 application to the state transportation commission by a home rule

 

5 city affected by an order, opportunity shall must be given to the

 

6 city for a hearing before the state transportation commission,

 

7 under the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL

 

8 24.201 to 24.328, except when if an ordinance of the home rule

 

9 city prohibits or restricts the parking of vehicles on a state

 

10 trunk line highway; when if the home rule city, by lawfully

 

11 authorized official action, requests the state transportation

 

12 department to prohibit or restrict parking on a state trunk line

 

13 highway; or when if the home rule city enters into a construction

 

14 agreement with the state transportation department providing for

 

15 the prohibition or restriction of parking on a state trunk line

 

16 highway during or after the period of construction. Traffic

 

17 control orders, so long as they affect parking upon a state trunk

 

18 line highway within the corporate limits of a home rule city, are

 

19 considered "rules" within the meaning of the administrative

 

20 procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.201 to 24.328, and

 

21 upon application for a hearing by a home rule city, the

 

22 proceedings before the state transportation commission shall must

 

23 be considered a "contested case" within the meaning of that act.

 

24 (5) A disabled person may apply, on a form prescribed by the

 

25 secretary of state, for a serially numbered nontransferable

 

26 temporary or permanent windshield placard for the personal use of

 

27 the disabled person. An individual who has a religious objection

 


1 to having a medical examination may personally apply at a branch

 

2 office of the secretary of state for a serially numbered

 

3 nontransferable temporary or permanent windshield placard for the

 

4 personal use of the disabled individual. If it appears obvious

 

5 that the individual has a qualifying disability, the individual

 

6 is not required to present a medical statement attesting to the

 

7 disability. The application for and the issuance of the serially

 

8 numbered nontransferable temporary or permanent windshield

 

9 placard is subject to all of the following:

 

10 (a) The secretary of state may issue to a disabled person

 

11 with a temporary disability a temporary windshield placard that

 

12 is valid for a period of not more than 6 months.

 

13 (b) The secretary of state may issue to a disabled person

 

14 with a permanent disability an original or renewal permanent

 

15 windshield placard that is valid for a period of not more than 4

 

16 years.

 

17 (c) An original or permanent windshield placard expires on

 

18 the disabled person's fifth birthday after the date of issuance.

 

19 (d) A renewal permanent windshield placard expires on the

 

20 disabled person's fourth birthday after the date of renewal.

 

21 (e) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, not

 

22 more than 45 days immediately preceding the expiration of his or

 

23 her certificate or placard, a person holding a permanent

 

24 windshield placard may apply for a new or renewal placard as

 

25 provided in this section. However, if the person will be out of

 

26 state during the 45 days immediately preceding expiration of the

 

27 placard or for other good cause shown cannot apply for a placard

 


1 within the 45-day period, the person may apply for a new or

 

2 renewal placard not more than 6 months before the placard

 

3 expires. A placard issued or renewed under this subdivision

 

4 expires as provided in this subsection.

 

5 (f) Upon application in the manner prescribed by the

 

6 secretary of state for replacement of a lost, stolen, or

 

7 destroyed placard described in this section, a disabled person or

 

8 organization that provides specialized services to disabled

 

9 persons may be issued a placard that in substance duplicates the

 

10 original certificate or placard for a fee of $10.00.

 

11 (g) A placard described in this section may be used by a

 

12 person other than the disabled person for the sole purpose of

 

13 transporting the disabled person. An organization that provides

 

14 specialized services to disabled persons may apply for and

 

15 receive a permanent windshield placard to be used in any motor

 

16 vehicle actually transporting a disabled person. If the

 

17 organization ceases to transport disabled persons, the placard

 

18 shall must be returned to the secretary of state for cancellation

 

19 and destruction.

 

20 (h) The secretary of state shall not issue a permanent

 

21 placard to an individual under this section unless that

 

22 individual has provided proof of Michigan residency.

 

23 (6) A disabled person or totally disabled veteran with a

 

24 certificate of identification, windshield placard, special

 

25 registration plates issued under section 803d, a special

 

26 registration plate issued under section 803f that has a tab for

 

27 persons with disabilities attached, a registration plate that has

 


1 a tab for disabled veterans issued under section 803f attached, a

 

2 certificate of identification or windshield placard from another

 

3 state, or special registration plates from another state issued

 

4 for persons with disabilities is entitled to courtesy in the

 

5 parking of a vehicle. The courtesy shall relieve relieves the

 

6 disabled person, the totally disabled veteran, or the person

 

7 transporting the disabled person or totally disabled veteran from

 

8 liability for a violation with respect to parking, other than in

 

9 violation of this act. A local authority may by ordinance

 

10 prohibit parking on a street or highway to create a fire lane or

 

11 to provide for the accommodation of heavy traffic during morning

 

12 and afternoon rush hours, and the privileges extending to

 

13 veterans and physically disabled persons under this subsection do

 

14 not supersede that ordinance.

 

15 (7) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (20), an

 

16 application for an initial free parking sticker shall must

 

17 contain a certification by a physician, physician assistant,

 

18 certified nurse practitioner, or physical therapist licensed to

 

19 practice in this state attesting to the nature and estimated

 

20 duration of the applicant's disabling condition and verifying

 

21 that the applicant qualifies for a free parking sticker. An

 

22 individual who has a religious objection to having a medical

 

23 examination may personally apply at a branch office of the

 

24 secretary of state for an initial free parking sticker. If it

 

25 appears obvious that the individual is unable to do 1 or more of

 

26 the acts listed in subdivisions (a) to (d), the individual is not

 

27 required to present a certification by a physician, a physician

 


1 assistant, a certified nurse practitioner, or a physical

 

2 therapist attesting to the nature and estimated duration of the

 

3 applicant's disabling condition or verifying that the applicant

 

4 qualifies for a free parking sticker. The applicant qualifies for

 

5 a free parking sticker if the applicant is a licensed driver and

 

6 the physician, physician assistant, certified nurse practitioner,

 

7 or physical therapist certifies or, if an individual is not

 

8 required to have a certification by a physician, a physician

 

9 assistant, a certified nurse practitioner, or a physical

 

10 therapist, it is obvious that the applicant is unable to do 1 or

 

11 more of the following:

 

12 (a) Manage, manipulate, or insert coins, or obtain tickets

 

13 or tokens in parking meters or ticket machines in parking lots or

 

14 parking structures, due to the lack of fine motor control of both

 

15 hands.

 

16 (b) Reach above his or her head to a height of 42 inches

 

17 from the ground, due to a lack of finger, hand, or upper

 

18 extremity strength or mobility.

 

19 (c) Approach a parking meter due to his or her use of a

 

20 wheelchair or other device.

 

21 (d) Walk more than 20 feet due to an orthopedic,

 

22 neurological, cardiovascular, or lung condition in which the

 

23 degree of debilitation is so severe that it almost completely

 

24 impedes the ability to walk.

 

25 (8) To be entitled to free parking in a metered space or in

 

26 a publicly owned parking structure or area, a vehicle must

 

27 properly display 1 of the following:

 


1 (a) A windshield placard bearing a free parking sticker

 

2 issued under this act.

 

3 (b) A valid windshield placard issued by another state.

 

4 (c) A certificate of identification issued by another state.

 

5 (d) A license plate for persons with disabilities issued by

 

6 another state.

 

7 (e) A special registration plate with a tab for persons with

 

8 disabilities attached issued by another state.

 

9 (9) A vehicle that does not properly display 1 of the items

 

10 listed in subsection (8) is not entitled to free parking in a

 

11 metered parking space or in a publicly owned parking area or

 

12 structure, and the disabled person or vehicle operator shall pay

 

13 all parking fees and may be responsible for a civil infraction.

 

14 (10) Blindness that is not accompanied by an incapacity

 

15 described in subsection (7) does not entitle a person to a free

 

16 parking sticker.

 

17 (11) The secretary of state shall attach a free parking

 

18 sticker, in contrasting colors, to the windshield placard of a

 

19 person certified as having an incapacity described in subsection

 

20 (7).

 

21 (12) A windshield placard issued under this section shall

 

22 must be displayed on the interior rearview mirror of the vehicle

 

23 or, if there is no interior rearview mirror, on the lower left

 

24 corner of the dashboard while the vehicle is parked or being

 

25 parked by or under the direction of a disabled person pursuant to

 

26 this section.

 

27 (13) Upon conviction of an offense involving a violation of

 


1 the special privileges conferred upon a holder of a windshield

 

2 placard or free parking sticker, a magistrate or judge trying the

 

3 case, as a part of any penalty imposed, may confiscate the

 

4 windshield placard or free parking sticker and return the

 

5 confiscated item or items to the secretary of state together with

 

6 a certified copy of the sentence imposed. Upon receipt of a

 

7 windshield placard or free parking sticker from a judge or

 

8 magistrate, the secretary of state shall cancel and destroy the

 

9 placard or sticker, and the disabled person to whom it was issued

 

10 shall not receive another placard or sticker until he or she

 

11 submits a completed application and presents a current medical

 

12 statement attesting to his or her condition. A law enforcement

 

13 officer who observes a misuse of a windshield placard or free

 

14 parking sticker may immediately confiscate the placard or sticker

 

15 and forward it with a copy of his or her report to the secretary

 

16 of state.

 

17 (14) A person who intentionally makes a false statement of

 

18 material fact or commits or attempts to commit a deception or

 

19 fraud on a medical statement attesting to a disability, submitted

 

20 in support of an application for a windshield placard, free

 

21 parking sticker, special registration plate, tab for disabled

 

22 veterans, or tab for persons with disabilities under this

 

23 section, section 803d, or section 803f, is guilty of a

 

24 misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $500.00 or

 

25 imprisonment for not more than 30 days, or both.

 

26 (15) A person who commits or attempts to commit a deception

 

27 or fraud by 1 or more of the following methods is guilty of a

 


1 misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $500.00 or

 

2 imprisonment for not more than 30 days, or both:

 

3 (a) Using a windshield placard or free parking sticker

 

4 issued under this section or by another state to provide

 

5 transportation to a disabled person, if the person is not

 

6 providing transportation to a disabled person.

 

7 (b) Altering, modifying, or selling a windshield placard or

 

8 free parking sticker issued under this section or by another

 

9 state.

 

10 (c) Copying or forging a windshield placard or free parking

 

11 sticker described in this section or selling a copied or forged

 

12 placard or sticker described in this section. In the case of a

 

13 violation of this subdivision, the fine described in this

 

14 subsection shall must be not less than $250.00.

 

15 (d) Using a copied or forged windshield placard or free

 

16 parking sticker described in this section.

 

17 (e) Making a false statement of material fact to obtain or

 

18 assist an individual in obtaining a placard or sticker described

 

19 in this section, a special registration plate under section 803d,

 

20 or a special registration plate, tab for disabled veterans, or

 

21 tab for persons with disabilities under section 803f.

 

22 (f) Knowingly using or displaying a placard or sticker

 

23 described in this section that has been canceled by the secretary

 

24 of state.

 

25 (16) Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person

 

26 who violates this section is responsible for a civil infraction.

 

27 (17) The secretary of state may cancel, revoke, or suspend a

 


1 windshield placard or free parking sticker under any of the

 

2 following circumstances:

 

3 (a) The secretary of state determines that a windshield

 

4 placard or free parking sticker was fraudulently or erroneously

 

5 issued.

 

6 (b) The secretary of state determines that a person has made

 

7 or is making an unlawful use of his or her windshield placard or

 

8 free parking sticker.

 

9 (c) The secretary of state determines that a check or draft

 

10 used to pay the required fee is not paid on its first

 

11 presentation and is not paid upon reasonable notice or demand or

 

12 that the required fee is paid by an invalid credit card.

 

13 (d) The secretary of state determines that the person is no

 

14 longer eligible to receive or use a windshield placard or free

 

15 parking sticker.

 

16 (e) The secretary of state determines that the owner has

 

17 committed an offense under this act involving a windshield

 

18 placard or free parking sticker.

 

19 (f) A person has violated this act and the secretary of

 

20 state is authorized under this act to cancel, revoke, or suspend

 

21 a windshield placard or free parking sticker for that violation.

 

22 (g) The secretary of state receives notice from another

 

23 state or foreign country that a windshield placard or free

 

24 parking sticker issued by the secretary of state has been

 

25 surrendered by the owner or seized in conformity with the laws of

 

26 that other state or foreign country or has been improperly used

 

27 or displayed in violation of the laws of that other state or

 


1 foreign country.

 

2 (18) Before a cancellation, revocation, or suspension under

 

3 subsection (17), the person affected by that action shall must be

 

4 given notice and an opportunity to be heard.

 

5 (19) A windshield placard issued to a disabled person shall

 

6 must bear the first letter and the last 3 digits of the disabled

 

7 person's driver or chauffeur's license number or official state

 

8 personal identification card number.

 

9 (20) For purposes of this section only, the secretary of

 

10 state may accept an application for a windshield placard, special

 

11 registration plate, or free parking sticker from a disabled

 

12 person that is signed by a physician, physician assistant,

 

13 certified nurse practitioner, or physical therapist licensed or

 

14 certified to practice in another state if the application is

 

15 accompanied by a copy of that physician's, physician assistant's,

 

16 certified nurse practitioner's, or physical therapist's current

 

17 medical license or certification issued by that state.

 

18 (21) This section does not require new or additional third

 

19 party reimbursement or worker's compensation benefits for

 

20 services rendered.

 

21 (22) As used in this section, "disabled person" means a

 

22 person who is determined by a physician, a physician assistant, a

 

23 physical therapist, or an optometrist as specifically provided in

 

24 this section licensed to practice in this state to have 1 or more

 

25 of the following physical characteristics:

 

26 (a) Blindness as determined by an optometrist, a physician,

 

27 or a physician assistant.

 


1 (b) Inability to walk more than 200 feet without having to

 

2 stop and rest.

 

3 (c) Inability to do both of the following:

 

4 (i) Use 1 or both legs or feet.

 

5 (ii) Walk without the use of a wheelchair, walker, crutch,

 

6 brace, prosthetic, or other device, or without the assistance of

 

7 another person.

 

8 (d) A lung disease from which the person's forced expiratory

 

9 volume for 1 second, when measured by spirometry, is less than 1

 

10 liter, or from which the person's arterial oxygen tension is less

 

11 than 60 mm/hg of room air at rest.

 

12 (e) A cardiovascular condition that causes the person to

 

13 measure between 3 and 4 on the New York heart classification

 

14 scale, or that renders the person incapable of meeting a minimum

 

15 standard for cardiovascular health that is established by the

 

16 American Heart Association and approved by the department of

 

17 public health.

 

18 (f) An arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition that

 

19 severely limits the person's ability to walk.

 

20 (g) The persistent reliance upon an oxygen source other than

 

21 ordinary air.

 

22 Sec. 801. (1) The Except as otherwise provided in this act,

 

23 the secretary of state shall collect the following taxes at the

 

24 time of registering a vehicle, which shall exempt exempts the

 

25 vehicle from all other state and local taxation, except the fees

 

26 and taxes provided by law to be paid by certain carriers

 

27 operating motor vehicles and trailers under the motor carrier

 


1 act, 1933 PA 254, MCL 475.1 to 479.42; the taxes imposed by the

 

2 motor carrier fuel tax act, 1980 PA 119, MCL 207.211 to 207.234;

 

3 and except as otherwise provided by this act:

 

4 (a) For a motor vehicle, including a motor home, except as

 

5 otherwise provided, and a pickup truck or van that weighs not

 

6 more than 8,000 pounds, except as otherwise provided, according

 

7 to the following schedule of empty weights:

 

 

8

Empty weights Tax

9

0 to 3,000 pounds..................................$ 29.00

10

3,001 to 3,500 pounds.............................. 32.00

11

3,501 to 4,000 pounds.............................. 37.00

12

4,001 to 4,500 pounds.............................. 43.00

13

4,501 to 5,000 pounds.............................. 47.00

14

5,001 to 5,500 pounds.............................. 52.00

15

5,501 to 6,000 pounds.............................. 57.00

16

6,001 to 6,500 pounds.............................. 62.00

17

6,501 to 7,000 pounds.............................. 67.00

18

7,001 to 7,500 pounds.............................. 71.00

19

7,501 to 8,000 pounds.............................. 77.00

20

8,001 to 8,500 pounds.............................. 81.00

21

8,501 to 9,000 pounds.............................. 86.00

22

9,001 to 9,500 pounds.............................. 91.00

23

9,501 to 10,000 pounds............................. 95.00

24

over 10,000 pounds.....................$ 0.90 per 100 pounds

25

of empty weight

 

 

26 On October 1, 1983, and October 1, 1984, the tax assessed

 

27 under this subdivision shall must be annually revised for the

 


1 registrations expiring on the appropriate October 1 or after that

 

2 date by multiplying the tax assessed in the preceding fiscal year

 

3 times the personal income of Michigan for the preceding calendar

 

4 year divided by the personal income of Michigan for the calendar

 

5 year that preceded that calendar year. In performing the

 

6 calculations under this subdivision, the secretary of state shall

 

7 use the spring preliminary report of the United States Department

 

8 of Commerce or its successor agency. A passenger motor vehicle

 

9 that has been modified with a permanently installed wheelchair

 

10 lift mechanism or with permanently installed hand controls and

 

11 that is owned by an individual who uses a wheelchair or by an

 

12 individual who transports a member of his or her household who

 

13 uses a wheelchair and for which registration plates are issued

 

14 under section 803d shall 803d(1) must be assessed at the rate of

 

15 50% of the tax provided for in this subdivision. As used in this

 

16 subdivision, "permanently installed hand controls" means a

 

17 permanently installed device designed to replace the brake and

 

18 gas pedals of a motor vehicle with hand controls.

 

19 (b) For a trailer coach attached to a motor vehicle, the tax

 

20 shall must be assessed as provided in subdivision (l). A trailer

 

21 coach not under 1959 PA 243, MCL 125.1035 to 125.1043, and while

 

22 located on land otherwise assessable as real property under the

 

23 general property tax act, 1893 PA 206, MCL 211.1 to 211.155, if

 

24 the trailer coach is used as a place of habitation, and whether

 

25 or not permanently affixed to the soil, is not exempt from real

 

26 property taxes.

 

27 (c) For a road tractor, modified agricultural vehicle,

 


1 truck, or truck tractor owned by a farmer and used exclusively in

 

2 connection with a farming operation, including a farmer hauling

 

3 livestock or farm equipment for other farmers for remuneration in

 

4 kind or in labor, but not for money, or used for the

 

5 transportation of the farmer and the farmer's family, and not

 

6 used for hire, 74 cents per 100 pounds of empty weight of the

 

7 road tractor, truck, or truck tractor. If the road tractor,

 

8 modified agricultural vehicle, truck, or truck tractor owned by a

 

9 farmer is also used for a nonfarming operation, the farmer is

 

10 subject to the highest registration tax applicable to the nonfarm

 

11 use of the vehicle but is not subject to more than 1 tax rate

 

12 under this act.

 

13 (d) For a road tractor, truck, or truck tractor owned by a

 

14 wood harvester and used exclusively in connection with the wood

 

15 harvesting operations or a truck used exclusively to haul milk

 

16 from the farm to the first point of delivery, 74 cents per 100

 

17 pounds of empty weight of the road tractor, truck, or truck

 

18 tractor. A registration secured by payment of the tax prescribed

 

19 in this subdivision continues in full force and effect until the

 

20 regular expiration date of the registration. As used in this

 

21 subdivision:

 

22 (i) "Wood harvester" includes the person or persons hauling

 

23 and transporting raw materials in the form produced at the

 

24 harvest site or hauling and transporting wood harvesting

 

25 equipment. Wood harvester does not include a person or persons

 

26 whose primary activity is tree-trimming or landscaping.

 

27 (ii) "Wood harvesting equipment" includes all of the

 


1 following:

 

2 (A) A vehicle that directly harvests logs or timber,

 

3 including, but not limited to, a processor or a feller buncher.

 

4 (B) A vehicle that directly processes harvested logs or

 

5 timber, including, but not limited to, a slasher, delimber,

 

6 processor, chipper, or saw table.

 

7 (C) A vehicle that directly processes harvested logs or

 

8 timber, including, but not limited to, a forwarder, grapple

 

9 skidder, or cable skidder.

 

10 (D) A vehicle that directly loads harvested logs or timber,

 

11 including, but not limited to, a knuckle-boom loader, front-end

 

12 loader, or forklift.

 

13 (E) A bulldozer or road grader being transported to a wood

 

14 harvesting site specifically for the purpose of building or

 

15 maintaining harvest site roads.

 

16 (iii) "Wood harvesting operations" does not include the

 

17 transportation of processed lumber, Christmas trees, or processed

 

18 firewood for a profit making venture.

 

19 (e) For a hearse or ambulance used exclusively by a licensed

 

20 funeral director in the general conduct of the licensee's funeral

 

21 business, including a hearse or ambulance whose owner is engaged

 

22 in the business of leasing or renting the hearse or ambulance to

 

23 others, $1.17 per 100 pounds of the empty weight of the hearse or

 

24 ambulance.

 

25 (f) For a vehicle owned and operated by this state, a state

 

26 institution, a municipality, a privately incorporated, nonprofit

 

27 volunteer fire department, or a nonpublic, nonprofit college or

 


1 university, $5.00 per plate. A registration plate issued under

 

2 this subdivision expires on June 30 of the year in which new

 

3 registration plates are reissued for all vehicles by the

 

4 secretary of state.

 

5 (g) For a bus including a station wagon, carryall, or

 

6 similarly constructed vehicle owned and operated by a nonprofit

 

7 parents' transportation corporation used for school purposes,

 

8 parochial school or society, church Sunday school, or any other

 

9 grammar school, or by a nonprofit youth organization or nonprofit

 

10 rehabilitation facility; or a motor vehicle owned and operated by

 

11 a senior citizen center, $10.00, if the bus, station wagon,

 

12 carryall, or similarly constructed vehicle or motor vehicle is

 

13 designated by proper signs showing the organization operating the

 

14 vehicle.

 

15 (h) For a vehicle owned by a nonprofit organization and used

 

16 to transport equipment for providing dialysis treatment to

 

17 children at camp; for a vehicle owned by the civil air patrol,

 

18 Civil Air Patrol, as organized under 36 USC 40301 to 40307,

 

19 $10.00 per plate, if the vehicle is designated by a proper sign

 

20 showing the civil air patrol's Civil Air Patrol's name; for a

 

21 vehicle owned and operated by a nonprofit veterans center; for a

 

22 vehicle owned and operated by a nonprofit recycling center or a

 

23 federally recognized nonprofit conservation organization; for a

 

24 motor vehicle having a truck chassis and a locomotive or ship's

 

25 body that is owned by a nonprofit veterans organization and used

 

26 exclusively in parades and civic events; for an emergency support

 

27 vehicle used exclusively for emergencies and owned and operated

 


1 by a federally recognized nonprofit charitable organization; or

 

2 for a vehicle owned and operated by a nonprofit food pantry or

 

3 nonprofit food bank, $10.00 per plate.

 

4 (i) For each truck owned and operated free of charge by a

 

5 bona fide ecclesiastical or charitable corporation, or Red Cross,

 

6 Girl Scout, or Boy Scout organization, 65 cents per 100 pounds of

 

7 the empty weight of the truck.

 

8 (j) For each truck, weighing 8,000 pounds or less, and not

 

9 used to tow a vehicle, for each privately owned truck used to tow

 

10 a trailer for recreational purposes only and not involved in a

 

11 profit making profit-making venture, and for each vehicle

 

12 designed and used to tow a mobile home or a trailer coach, except

 

13 as provided in subdivision (b), $38.00 or an amount computed

 

14 according to the following schedule of empty weights, whichever

 

15 is greater:

 

 

16

Empty weights Per 100 pounds

17

0 to 2,500 pounds.............................. $ 1.40

18

2,501 to 4,000 pounds.......................... 1.76

19

4,001 to 6,000 pounds.......................... 2.20

20

6,001 to 8,000 pounds.......................... 2.72

21

8,001 to 10,000 pounds......................... 3.25

22

10,001 to 15,000 pounds........................ 3.77

23

15,001 pounds and over......................... 4.39

 

 

24 If the tax required under subdivision (p) for a vehicle of

 

25 the same model year with the same list price as the vehicle for

 

26 which registration is sought under this subdivision is more than

 


1 the tax provided under the preceding provisions of this

 

2 subdivision for an identical vehicle, the tax required under this

 

3 subdivision is not less than the tax required under subdivision

 

4 (p) for a vehicle of the same model year with the same list

 

5 price.

 

6 (k) For each truck weighing 8,000 pounds or less towing a

 

7 trailer or any other combination of vehicles and for each truck

 

8 weighing 8,001 pounds or more, road tractor or truck tractor,

 

9 except as provided in subdivision (j), as follows:

 

10 (i) Until December 31, 2016, according to the following

 

11 schedule of elected gross weights:

 

 

12

Elected gross weight Tax

13

0 to 24,000 pounds.............................. $ 491.00

14

24,001 to 26,000 pounds......................... 558.00

15

26,001 to 28,000 pounds......................... 558.00

16

28,001 to 32,000 pounds......................... 649.00

17

32,001 to 36,000 pounds......................... 744.00

18

36,001 to 42,000 pounds......................... 874.00

19

42,001 to 48,000 pounds......................... 1,005.00

20

48,001 to 54,000 pounds......................... 1,135.00

21

54,001 to 60,000 pounds......................... 1,268.00

22

60,001 to 66,000 pounds......................... 1,398.00

23

66,001 to 72,000 pounds......................... 1,529.00

24

72,001 to 80,000 pounds......................... 1,660.00

25

80,001 to 90,000 pounds......................... 1,793.00

26

90,001 to 100,000 pounds........................ 2,002.00

27

100,001 to 115,000 pounds....................... 2,223.00

28

115,001 to 130,000 pounds....................... 2,448.00


1

130,001 to 145,000 pounds....................... 2,670.00

2

145,001 to 160,000 pounds....................... 2,894.00

3

over 160,000 pounds............................. 3,117.00

 

 

4 (ii) Beginning on January 1, 2017, according to the following

 

5 schedule of elected gross weights:

 

 

6

Elected gross weight Tax

7

0 to 24,000 pounds.............................. $ 590.00

8

24,001 to 26,000 pounds......................... 670.00

9

26,001 to 28,000 pounds......................... 670.00

10

28,001 to 32,000 pounds......................... 779.00

11

32,001 to 36,000 pounds......................... 893.00

12

36,001 to 42,000 pounds......................... 1,049.00

13

42,001 to 48,000 pounds......................... 1,206.00

14

48,001 to 54,000 pounds......................... 1,362.00

15

54,001 to 60,000 pounds......................... 1,522.00

16

60,001 to 66,000 pounds......................... 1,678.00

17

66,001 to 72,000 pounds......................... 1,835.00

18

72,001 to 80,000 pounds......................... 1,992.00

19

80,001 to 90,000 pounds......................... 2,152.00

20

90,001 to 100,000 pounds........................ 2,403.00

21

100,001 to 115,000 pounds....................... 2,668.00

22

115,001 to 130,000 pounds....................... 2,938.00

23

130,001 to 145,000 pounds....................... 3,204.00

24

145,001 to 160,000 pounds....................... 3,473.00

25

over 160,000 pounds............................. 3,741.00

 

 

26 For each commercial vehicle registered under this

 

27 subdivision or section 801g, $15.00 shall must be deposited in a


 

1 truck safety fund to be expended as provided in section 25 of

 

2 1951 PA 51, MCL 247.675.

 

3 If a truck tractor or road tractor without trailer is leased

 

4 from an individual owner-operator, the lessee, whether an

 

5 individual, firm, or corporation, shall pay to the owner-operator

 

6 60% of the tax prescribed in this subdivision for the truck

 

7 tractor or road tractor at the rate of 1/12 for each month of the

 

8 lease or arrangement in addition to the compensation the owner-

 

9 operator is entitled to for the rental of his or her equipment.

 

10 (l) For each pole trailer, semitrailer, trailer coach, or

 

11 trailer, the tax shall must be assessed according to the

 

12 following schedule of empty weights:

 

 

13

Empty weights Tax

14

0 to 2,499 pounds................................ $ 75.00

15

2,500 to 9,999 pounds............................ 200.00

16

10,000 pounds and over........................... 300.00

 

 

17 The registration plate issued under this subdivision expires

 

18 only when the secretary of state reissues a new registration

 

19 plate for all trailers. Beginning October 1, 2005, if the

 

20 secretary of state reissues a new registration plate for all

 

21 trailers, a person who has once paid the tax as increased by 2003

 

22 PA 152 for a vehicle under this subdivision is not required to

 

23 pay the tax for that vehicle a second time, but is required to

 

24 pay only the cost of the reissued plate at the rate provided in

 

25 section 804(2) for a standard plate. A registration plate issued

 


1 under this subdivision is nontransferable.

 

2 (m) For each commercial vehicle used for the transportation

 

3 of passengers for hire except for a vehicle for which a payment

 

4 is made under 1960 PA 2, MCL 257.971 to 257.972, according to the

 

5 following schedule of empty weights:

 

 

6

Empty weights Per 100 pounds

7

0 to 4,000 pounds.............................. $ 1.76

8

4,001 to 6,000 pounds.......................... 2.20

9

6,001 to 10,000 pounds......................... 2.72

10

10,001 pounds and over......................... 3.25

 

 

11 (n) For each motorcycle, as follows:

 

 

12

 

(i)

Until February 18, 2019................. $ 23.00

13

 

(ii)

Beginning February 19, 2019............. $ 25.00

 

 

14 On October 1, 1983, and October 1, 1984, the tax assessed

 

15 under this subdivision shall must be annually revised for the

 

16 registrations expiring on the appropriate October 1 or after that

 

17 date by multiplying the tax assessed in the preceding fiscal year

 

18 times the personal income of Michigan for the preceding calendar

 

19 year divided by the personal income of Michigan for the calendar

 

20 year that preceded that calendar year. In performing the

 

21 calculations under this subdivision, the secretary of state shall

 

22 use the spring preliminary report of the United States Department

 

23 of Commerce or its successor agency.

 

24 Beginning January 1, 1984, the registration tax for each

 

25 motorcycle is increased by $3.00. The $3.00 increase is not part


 

1 of the tax assessed under this subdivision for the purpose of the

 

2 annual October 1 revisions but is in addition to the tax assessed

 

3 as a result of the annual October 1 revisions. Beginning January

 

4 1, 1984 and ending February 18, 2019, $3.00 of each motorcycle

 

5 fee shall must be placed in a motorcycle safety fund in the state

 

6 treasury and shall must be used only for funding the motorcycle

 

7 safety education program as provided for under sections 312b and

 

8 811a. Beginning February 19, 2019, $5.00 of each motorcycle fee

 

9 shall must be placed in the motorcycle safety fund and shall must

 

10 be used only for funding the motorcycle safety education program

 

11 as provided for under sections 312b and 811a.

 

12 (o) For each truck weighing 8,001 pounds or more, road

 

13 tractor, or truck tractor used exclusively as a moving van or

 

14 part of a moving van in transporting household furniture and

 

15 household effects or the equipment or those engaged in conducting

 

16 carnivals, at the rate of 80% of the schedule of elected gross

 

17 weights in subdivision (k) as modified by the operation of that

 

18 subdivision.

 

19 (p) After Except as otherwise provided in this section,

 

20 after September 30, 1983, each motor vehicle of the 1984 or a

 

21 subsequent model year as shown on the application required under

 

22 section 217 that has not been previously subject to the tax rates

 

23 of this section and that is of the motor vehicle category

 

24 otherwise subject to the tax schedule described in subdivision

 

25 (a), and each low-speed vehicle according to the following

 

26 schedule based upon registration periods of 12 months:

 

27 (i) Except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, for the


 

1 first registration that is not a transfer registration under

 

2 section 809 and for the first registration after a transfer

 

3 registration under section 809, according to the following

 

4 schedule based on the vehicle's list price:

 

5 (A) Until December 31, 2016, as follows:

 

 

6

List Price Tax

7

$ 0 - $ 6,000.00................................ $ 30.00

8

More than $ 6,000.00 - $ 7,000.00............... $ 33.00

9

More than $ 7,000.00 - $ 8,000.00............... $ 38.00

10

More than $ 8,000.00 - $ 9,000.00............... $ 43.00

11

More than $ 9,000.00 - $ 10,000.00.............. $ 48.00

12

More than $ 10,000.00 - $ 11,000.00............. $ 53.00

13

More than $ 11,000.00 - $ 12,000.00............. $ 58.00

14

More than $ 12,000.00 - $ 13,000.00............. $ 63.00

15

More than $ 13,000.00 - $ 14,000.00............. $ 68.00

16

More than $ 14,000.00 - $ 15,000.00............. $ 73.00

17

More than $ 15,000.00 - $ 16,000.00............. $ 78.00

18

More than $ 16,000.00 - $ 17,000.00............. $ 83.00

19

More than $ 17,000.00 - $ 18,000.00............. $ 88.00

20

More than $ 18,000.00 - $ 19,000.00............. $ 93.00

21

More than $ 19,000.00 - $ 20,000.00............. $ 98.00

22

More than $ 20,000.00 - $ 21,000.00............. $ 103.00

23

More than $ 21,000.00 - $ 22,000.00............. $ 108.00

24

More than $ 22,000.00 - $ 23,000.00............. $ 113.00

25

More than $ 23,000.00 - $ 24,000.00............. $ 118.00

26

More than $ 24,000.00 - $ 25,000.00............. $ 123.00

27

More than $ 25,000.00 - $ 26,000.00............. $ 128.00

28

More than $ 26,000.00 - $ 27,000.00............. $ 133.00


1

More than $ 27,000.00 - $ 28,000.00............. $ 138.00

2

More than $ 28,000.00 - $ 29,000.00............. $ 143.00

3

More than $ 29,000.00 - $ 30,000.00............. $ 148.00

 

 

4 More than $30,000.00, the tax of $148.00 is increased by

 

5 $5.00 for each $1,000.00 increment or fraction of a $1,000.00

 

6 increment over $30,000.00. If a current tax increases or

 

7 decreases as a result of 1998 PA 384, only a vehicle purchased or

 

8 transferred after January 1, 1999 shall be assessed the increased

 

9 or decreased tax.

 

10 (B) Beginning on January 1, 2017, as follows:

 

 

11

List Price Tax

12

$ 0 - $ 6,000.00................................ $ 36.00

13

More than $ 6,000.00 - $ 7,000.00............... $ 40.00

14

More than $ 7,000.00 - $ 8,000.00............... $ 46.00

15

More than $ 8,000.00 - $ 9,000.00............... $ 52.00

16

More than $ 9,000.00 - $ 10,000.00.............. $ 58.00

17

More than $ 10,000.00 - $ 11,000.00............. $ 64.00

18

More than $ 11,000.00 - $ 12,000.00............. $ 70.00

19

More than $ 12,000.00 - $ 13,000.00............. $ 76.00

20

More than $ 13,000.00 - $ 14,000.00............. $ 82.00

21

More than $ 14,000.00 - $ 15,000.00............. $ 88.00

22

More than $ 15,000.00 - $ 16,000.00............. $ 94.00

23

More than $ 16,000.00 - $ 17,000.00............. $ 100.00

24

More than $ 17,000.00 - $ 18,000.00............. $ 106.00

25

More than $ 18,000.00 - $ 19,000.00............. $ 112.00

26

More than $ 19,000.00 - $ 20,000.00............. $ 118.00

27

More than $ 20,000.00 - $ 21,000.00............. $ 124.00


1

More than $ 21,000.00 - $ 22,000.00............. $ 130.00

2

More than $ 22,000.00 - $ 23,000.00............. $ 136.00

3

More than $ 23,000.00 - $ 24,000.00............. $ 142.00

4

More than $ 24,000.00 - $ 25,000.00............. $ 148.00

5

More than $ 25,000.00 - $ 26,000.00............. $ 154.00

6

More than $ 26,000.00 - $ 27,000.00............. $ 160.00

7

More than $ 27,000.00 - $ 28,000.00............. $ 166.00

8

More than $ 28,000.00 - $ 29,000.00............. $ 172.00

9

More than $ 29,000.00 - $ 30,000.00............. $ 178.00

 

 

10 More than $30,000.00, the tax of $178.00 is increased by

 

11 $6.00 for each $1,000.00 increment or fraction of a $1,000.00

 

12 increment over $30,000.00. If a current tax increases or

 

13 decreases as a result of 1998 PA 384, only a vehicle purchased or

 

14 transferred after January 1, 1999 shall be assessed the increased

 

15 or decreased tax.

 

16 (ii) For the second registration, 90% of the tax assessed

 

17 under subparagraph (i).

 

18 (iii) For the third registration, 90% of the tax assessed

 

19 under subparagraph (ii).

 

20 (iv) For the fourth and subsequent registrations, 90% of the

 

21 tax assessed under subparagraph (iii).

 

22 For a vehicle of the 1984 or a subsequent model year that

 

23 has been previously registered by a person other than the person

 

24 applying for registration or for a vehicle of the 1984 or a

 

25 subsequent model year that has been previously registered in

 

26 another state or country and is registered for the first time in

 

27 this state, the tax under this subdivision shall be is determined


 

1 by subtracting the model year of the vehicle from the calendar

 

2 year for which the registration is sought. If the result is zero

 

3 or a negative figure, the first registration tax shall must be

 

4 paid. If the result is 1, 2, or 3 or more, then, respectively,

 

5 the second, third, or subsequent registration tax shall must be

 

6 paid. A passenger motor vehicle that has been modified with a

 

7 permanently installed wheelchair lift mechanism or with

 

8 permanently installed hand controls and that is owned by an

 

9 individual who uses a wheelchair or by an individual who

 

10 transports a member of his or her household who uses a wheelchair

 

11 and for which registration plates are issued under section 803d

 

12 shall 803d(1) must be assessed at the rate of 50% of the tax

 

13 provided for in this subdivision. As used in this subdivision,

 

14 "permanently installed hand controls" means a permanently

 

15 installed device designed to replace the brake and gas pedals of

 

16 a motor vehicle with hand controls.

 

17 (q) For a wrecker, $200.00.

 

18 (r) When the secretary of state computes a tax under this

 

19 act, a computation that does not result in a whole dollar figure

 

20 shall must be rounded to the next lower whole dollar when if the

 

21 computation results in a figure ending in 50 cents or less and

 

22 shall must be rounded to the next higher whole dollar when if the

 

23 computation results in a figure ending in 51 cents or more,

 

24 unless specific taxes are specified, and the secretary of state

 

25 may accept the manufacturer's shipping weight of the vehicle

 

26 fully equipped for the use for which the registration application

 

27 is made. If the weight is not correctly stated or is not


 

1 satisfactory, the secretary of state shall determine the actual

 

2 weight. Each application for registration of a vehicle under

 

3 subdivisions (j) and (m) shall must have attached to the

 

4 application a scale weight receipt of the vehicle fully equipped

 

5 as of the time the application is made. The scale weight receipt

 

6 is not necessary if there is presented with the application a

 

7 registration receipt of the previous year that shows on its face

 

8 the weight of the motor vehicle as registered with the secretary

 

9 of state and that is accompanied by a statement of the applicant

 

10 that there has not been a structural change in the motor vehicle

 

11 that has increased the weight and that the previous registered

 

12 weight is the true weight.

 

13 (s) For a private passenger motor vehicle that has a special

 

14 registration plate issued under section 803d(2) or 803f or a tab

 

15 for disabled veterans issued under section 803f, no tax shall be

 

16 assessed under this section. As used in this subdivision,

 

17 "private passenger motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle that is

 

18 personally owned by the disabled veteran and is used for the

 

19 primary purpose of transporting the disabled veteran and family

 

20 members of the disabled veteran, but does not include a motor

 

21 home.

 

22 (2) A manufacturer is not exempted under this act from

 

23 paying ad valorem taxes on vehicles in stock or bond, except on

 

24 the specified number of motor vehicles registered. A dealer is

 

25 exempt from paying ad valorem taxes on vehicles in stock or bond.

 

26 (3) Until October 1, 2019, the tax for a vehicle with an

 

27 empty weight over 10,000 pounds imposed under subsection (1)(a)


 

1 and the taxes imposed under subsection (1)(c), (d), (e), (f),

 

2 (i), (j), (m), (o), and (p) are each increased as follows:

 

3 (a) A regulatory fee of $2.25 that shall must be credited to

 

4 the traffic law enforcement and safety fund created in section

 

5 819a and used to regulate highway safety.

 

6 (b) A fee of $5.75 that shall must be credited to the

 

7 transportation administration collection fund created in section

 

8 810b.

 

9 (4) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, if a

 

10 tax required to be paid under this section is not received by the

 

11 secretary of state on or before the expiration date of the

 

12 registration plate, the secretary of state shall collect a late

 

13 fee of $10.00 for each registration renewed after the expiration

 

14 date. An application for a renewal of a registration using the

 

15 regular mail and postmarked before the expiration date of that

 

16 registration shall must not be assessed a late fee. The late fee

 

17 collected under this subsection shall must be deposited into the

 

18 general fund. The secretary of state shall waive the late fee

 

19 collected under this subsection if all of the following are

 

20 satisfied:

 

21 (a) The registrant presents proof of storage insurance for

 

22 the vehicle for which the late fee is assessed that is valid for

 

23 the period of time between the expiration date of the most recent

 

24 registration and the date of application for the renewal.

 

25 (b) The registrant requests in person at a department of

 

26 state branch office that the late fee be waived at the time of

 

27 application for the renewal.


 

1 (5) In addition to the registration taxes under this

 

2 section, the secretary of state shall collect taxes charged under

 

3 section 801j and credit revenues to a regional transit authority

 

4 created under the regional transit authority act, 2012 PA 387,

 

5 MCL 124.541 to 124.558, minus necessary collection expenses as

 

6 provided in section 9 of article IX of the state constitution of

 

7 1963. Necessary collection expenses incurred by the secretary of

 

8 state under this subsection shall must be based upon an

 

9 established cost allocation methodology.

 

10 (6) This section does not apply to a historic vehicle.

 

11 (7) Beginning January 1, 2017, the registration fee imposed

 

12 under this section for a vehicle using 4 or more tires is

 

13 increased as follows:

 

14 (a) If the vehicle is a hybrid electric vehicle, the

 

15 registration fee for that vehicle is increased by $30.00 for a

 

16 vehicle with an empty weight of 8,000 pounds or less, and $100.00

 

17 for a vehicle with an empty weight of more than 8,000 pounds. As

 

18 used in this subdivision and subsection (8)(a), "hybrid electric

 

19 vehicle" means a vehicle that can be propelled at least in part

 

20 by electrical energy and uses a battery storage system of at

 

21 least 4 kilowatt-hours, but is also capable of using gasoline,

 

22 diesel fuel, or alternative fuel to propel the vehicle.

 

23 (b) If the vehicle is a nonhybrid electric vehicle, the

 

24 registration fee for that vehicle is increased by $100.00 for a

 

25 vehicle with an empty weight of 8,000 pounds or less, and $200.00

 

26 for a vehicle with an empty weight of more than 8,000 pounds. As

 

27 used in this subdivision and subsection (8)(b), "nonhybrid


 

1 electric vehicle" means a vehicle that is propelled solely by

 

2 electrical energy and that is not capable of using gasoline,

 

3 diesel fuel, or alternative fuel to propel the vehicle.

 

4 (8) Beginning January 1, 2017, if the tax on gasoline

 

5 imposed under section 8 of the motor fuel tax act, 2000 PA 403,

 

6 MCL 207.1008, is increased above 19 cents per gallon, the

 

7 secretary of state shall increase the fees collected under

 

8 subsection (7) as follows:

 

9 (a) For a hybrid electric vehicle, $2.50 per each 1 cent

 

10 above 19 cents per gallon.

 

11 (b) For a nonhybrid electric vehicle, $5.00 per each 1 cent

 

12 above 19 cents per gallon.

 

13 (9) As used in this section:

 

14 (a) "Alternative fuel" means that term as defined in section

 

15 151 of the motor fuel tax act, 2000 PA 403, MCL 207.1151.

 

16 (b) "Diesel fuel" means that term as defined in section 2 of

 

17 the motor fuel tax act, 2000 PA 403, MCL 207.1002.

 

18 (c) "Gasoline" means that term as defined in section 3 of

 

19 the motor fuel tax act, 2000 PA 403, MCL 207.1003.

 

20 (d) "Gross proceeds" means that term as defined in section 1

 

21 of the general sales tax act, 1933 PA 167, MCL 205.51, and

 

22 includes the value of the motor vehicle used as part payment of

 

23 the purchase price as that value is agreed to by the parties to

 

24 the sale, as evidenced by the signed agreement executed under

 

25 section 251.

 

26 (e) "List price" means the manufacturer's suggested base

 

27 list price as published by the secretary of state, or the


 

1 manufacturer's suggested retail price as shown on the label

 

2 required to be affixed to the vehicle under 15 USC 1232, if the

 

3 secretary of state has not at the time of the sale of the vehicle

 

4 published a manufacturer's suggested retail price for that

 

5 vehicle, or the purchase price of the vehicle if the

 

6 manufacturer's suggested base list price is unavailable from the

 

7 sources described in this subdivision.

 

8 (f) "Purchase price" means the gross proceeds received by

 

9 the seller in consideration of the sale of the motor vehicle

 

10 being registered.

 

11 Sec. 803d. (1) A disabled person may make application apply

 

12 to the secretary of state and the secretary of state may shall

 

13 issue, upon proper application, special registration plates

 

14 inscribed with the official international wheelchair symbol or a

 

15 reasonable facsimile of that symbol and special identification

 

16 numbers. Vehicles registered under section 801(1)(a) may be

 

17 issued special registration plates under this section.

 

18 subsection. A vehicle that is used to transport disabled persons

 

19 may qualify for these distinguishing plates when if the

 

20 registered owner of the vehicle resides at the same address as

 

21 the disabled person, submits as part of his or her application

 

22 for the plates a statement to the effect that the vehicle is used

 

23 for that purpose, and provides the secretary of state with a

 

24 medical statement attesting to the fact that the person being

 

25 transported is a disabled person. The fees for the special

 

26 registration plates under this subsection shall correspond with

 

27 the registration fees provided in section 801(1)(a). Application


 

1 for the special registration plates shall under this subsection

 

2 must be on a form prescribed by the secretary of state.

 

3 (2) A person who is a totally disabled veteran with an

 

4 honorable discharge from the armed services may apply to the

 

5 secretary of state if he or she owns a private passenger motor

 

6 vehicle, and the secretary of state shall issue for that private

 

7 passenger motor vehicle, upon proper application, a special

 

8 registration plate described in subsection (1). Application for

 

9 the special registration plate under this subsection must be on a

 

10 form prescribed by the secretary of state and must be accompanied

 

11 by a service fee of $5.00 and proof that the applicant was

 

12 honorably discharged from the armed services and either one of

 

13 the following:

 

14 (a) That the applicant has been determined by the United

 

15 States Department of Veterans Affairs to have a service-connected

 

16 total or permanent total disability rating for compensation.

 

17 (b) That the applicant has been determined to have a

 

18 service-connected total or permanent total disability rating and

 

19 is receiving disability retirement pay from a branch of the

 

20 uniformed armed services.

 

21 (3) As part of a penalty imposed for violation of the

 

22 special privileges conferred by this section, a magistrate or

 

23 judge may order the special plates confiscated and returned to

 

24 the secretary of state together with a certified copy of the

 

25 sentence imposed. The use of special plates on a vehicle other

 

26 than the vehicle for which the plates are issued or by a person

 

27 who does not qualify under this section is a misdemeanor.


 

1 (4) (2) As used in this section, "disabled section:

 

2 (a) "Disabled person" means a person who is determined by a

 

3 physician, a physician assistant, a physical therapist, or an

 

4 optometrist as specifically provided in this section licensed to

 

5 practice in this state to have 1 or more of the following

 

6 physical characteristics:

 

7 (i) (a) Blindness as determined by an optometrist, a

 

8 physician, or a physician assistant.

 

9 (ii) (b) Inability to walk more than 200 feet without having

 

10 to stop and rest.

 

11 (iii) (c) Inability to do both of the following:

 

12 (A) (i) Use 1 or both legs or feet.

 

13 (B) (ii) Walk without the use of a wheelchair, walker,

 

14 crutch, brace, prosthetic, or other device, or without the

 

15 assistance of another person.

 

16 (iv) (d) A lung disease from which the person's forced

 

17 expiratory volume for 1 second, when measured by spirometry, is

 

18 less than 1 liter, or from which the person's arterial oxygen

 

19 tension is less than 60 mm/hg of room air at rest.

 

20 (v) (e) A cardiovascular condition that causes the person to

 

21 measure between 3 and 4 on the New York heart classification

 

22 scale, or that renders the person incapable of meeting a minimum

 

23 standard for cardiovascular health that is established by the

 

24 American heart association Heart Association and approved by the

 

25 department of public health and human services.

 

26 (vi) (f) An arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition

 

27 that severely limits the person's ability to walk.


 

1 (vii) (g) The persistent reliance upon an oxygen source other

 

2 than ordinary air.

 

3 (b) "Private passenger motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle

 

4 that is personally owned by the disabled veteran and is used for

 

5 the primary purpose of transporting the disabled veteran and

 

6 family members of the disabled veteran, but does not include a

 

7 motor home.

 

8 Sec. 803f. (1) A person who is a totally disabled veteran

 

9 with an honorable discharge from the armed services may make an

 

10 application apply to the secretary of state if he or she owns a

 

11 private passenger motor vehicle, and the secretary of state may

 

12 shall issue for that private passenger motor vehicle, upon proper

 

13 application, a special registration plate inscribed with special

 

14 identification numbers preceded by the letters "DV" and the words

 

15 "disabled veteran" inscribed beneath the registration number. For

 

16 the purposes of As used in this section, "private passenger motor

 

17 vehicle" means a motor vehicle that is personally owned by the

 

18 disabled veteran and is used for the primary purpose of

 

19 transporting the disabled veteran and family members of the

 

20 disabled veteran, but does not include a motor home.

 

21 (2) Application for the special registration plate must be

 

22 on a form prescribed by the secretary of state and must be

 

23 accompanied by a service fee of $5.00 and proof that the

 

24 applicant was honorably discharged from the armed services and

 

25 either 1 of the following:

 

26 (a) That the applicant has been determined by the United

 

27 States Department of Veterans Affairs to have a service-connected


 

1 total or permanent total disability rating for compensation.

 

2 (b) That the applicant has been determined to have a

 

3 service-connected total or permanent total disability rating and

 

4 is receiving disability retirement pay from a branch of the

 

5 uniformed armed services.

 

6 (3) A special registration issued under this section is

 

7 exempt from payment of the tax provided in section 801.

 

8 (4) The special registration plate expires on the birthday

 

9 of the disabled veteran in a year in which new plates are issued

 

10 by the secretary of state. Application for renewal of the special

 

11 registration plate must be accompanied by a $5.00 service fee.

 

12 The applicant shall is not be required to furnish the proof

 

13 provided in subsection (2).

 

14 (5) The surviving spouse of a person who is a totally

 

15 disabled veteran with an honorable discharge from the armed

 

16 services may use a special registration plate issued under this

 

17 section after the death of the totally disabled veteran and may

 

18 renew a special registration plate issued under this section

 

19 after the death of the totally disabled veteran in the same

 

20 manner as provided under this section for a totally disabled

 

21 veteran. If applicable, a surviving spouse shall apply for

 

22 registration of the vehicle upon which he or she wishes to place

 

23 the disabled veteran plate before using or renewing the plate as

 

24 described in this section.

 

25 (6) The secretary of state may issue to a disabled person

 

26 who has been issued a special registration plate under this

 

27 section a tab for persons with disabilities. The tab for persons


 

1 with disabilities must be an adhesive tab displaying the

 

2 international wheelchair symbol or a reasonable facsimile of that

 

3 symbol. The tab for persons with disabilities may be attached

 

4 only to the special registration plate issued to the disabled

 

5 person under this section.

 

6 (6) (7) An application for a tab for persons with

 

7 disabilities shall be on a form prescribed by the secretary of

 

8 state. The secretary of state shall require the same proof that

 

9 the applicant is a disabled person as is required for issuance of

 

10 a permanent windshield placard under section 675. If the

 

11 surviving spouse of a totally disabled veteran is a disabled

 

12 person, he or she may apply to the secretary of state for a tab

 

13 for persons with disabilities. in the same manner as provided for

 

14 a totally disabled veteran under this subsection.The tab for

 

15 persons with disabilities must be an adhesive tab displaying the

 

16 international wheelchair symbol or a reasonable facsimile of that

 

17 symbol. An application for a tab for persons with disabilities

 

18 must be on a form prescribed by the secretary of state. The

 

19 secretary of state shall require the same proof that the

 

20 surviving spouse is a disabled person as is required for issuance

 

21 of a permanent windshield placard under section 675. The tab for

 

22 persons with disabilities may be attached only to the special

 

23 registration plate issued under this section.

 

24 (7) (8) The tab for persons with disabilities must be issued

 

25 free of charge.

 

26 (8) (9) When If a disabled person surviving spouse who has

 

27 been issued a tab for persons with disabilities renews his or her


 

1 the special registration plate issued under this section, the

 

2 secretary of state shall issue a new tab for persons with

 

3 disabilities to the disabled person, surviving spouse, free of

 

4 charge. The disabled person shall surviving spouse is not be

 

5 required to again furnish the proof required under subsection

 

6 (7).(6).

 

7 (9) The secretary of state shall issue, upon request, a tab

 

8 for disabled veterans to a disabled veteran who has a private

 

9 passenger motor vehicle for which a special registration plate is

 

10 or has been issued under this section or section 803d(2). The

 

11 disabled veteran is not required to again furnish the proof

 

12 required under this section or section 803d(2). The tab for

 

13 disabled veterans must be an adhesive tab displaying the letters

 

14 "DV".

 

15 (10) The secretary of state shall issue, upon proper

 

16 application, a tab for disabled veterans to a totally disabled

 

17 veteran with an honorable discharge from the armed services who

 

18 has a private passenger motor vehicle for which a registration

 

19 plate is or has been issued under another section of this act

 

20 other than section 803d(2).

 

21 (11) Application for the tab for disabled veterans must be

 

22 on a form prescribed by the secretary of state and must be

 

23 accompanied by proof that the applicant was honorably discharged

 

24 from the armed services and either 1 of the following:

 

25 (a) That the applicant has been determined by the United

 

26 States Department of Veterans Affairs to have a service-connected

 

27 total or permanent total disability rating for compensation.


 

1 (b) That the applicant has been determined to have a

 

2 service-connected total or permanent total disability rating and

 

3 is receiving disability retirement pay from a branch of the

 

4 uniformed armed services.

 

5 (12) The secretary of state shall issue a tab for disabled

 

6 veterans for not more than 1 private passenger motor vehicle of

 

7 the disabled veteran.

 

8 (13) The tab for disabled veterans may be attached only to

 

9 the registration plate for which it was issued.

 

10 (14) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this act, a

 

11 registration issued under another section of this act for which a

 

12 tab for disabled veterans is issued under this section is exempt

 

13 from payment of the tax provided in section 801. However, the

 

14 registration remains subject to any fees or other charges

 

15 required under this act for the issuance, renewal, duplication,

 

16 replacement, or transfer of the registration plate.

 

17 (15) If a registration plate for which a tab for disabled

 

18 veterans has been issued is renewed, the secretary of state shall

 

19 issue a new tab for disabled veterans to the disabled veteran,

 

20 free of charge. The disabled veteran is not required to again

 

21 furnish the proof required under this section.

 

22 (16) (10) The use of the special registration plate, or a

 

23 tab for persons with disabilities, or a tab for disabled veterans

 

24 on a motor vehicle other than the motor vehicle for which the

 

25 special registration plate or tab is issued, or by a person who

 

26 does not qualify under this section, is a misdemeanor.

 

27 Sec. 805. (1) An applicant for the issuance or renewal of a


 

1 motor vehicle registration or for a replacement registration tab

 

2 or sticker may submit a state park and state-operated public

 

3 boating access site passport fee to the secretary of state with

 

4 the application. Subject to subsection (7), the amount of the

 

5 recreation passport fee is as follows:

 

6 (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), $10.00.

 

7 (b) For a motorcycle, $5.00.

 

8 (2) In addition to the requirements of section 217, an

 

9 application for a motor vehicle registration shall must contain

 

10 at least the following information, in substantially the

 

11 following format and language, except that the amount of the

 

12 recreation passport fee specified shall must be $5.00 for a

 

13 motorcycle:

 

 

14

$[Amount] Annual vehicle registration or renewal.

15

$10.00 Annual authorization to use this vehicle for

16

unlimited entry into all Michigan state parks

17

and recreation areas and DNR-operated state

18

boating access sites. (Check one of the

19

boxes below.)

20

____ I elect to pay this $10.00 fee.

21

____ I elect not to pay this $10.00 fee.

22

This vehicle will not be used to enter the

23

facilities described above.

24

$________ Total amount due.

 

 

25 (3) The secretary of state may revise the format and

 

26 language of an application for motor vehicle registration to

 


1 reflect the fact that, under sections 74116 and 78119 of the

 

2 natural resources and environmental protection act, 1994 PA 451,

 

3 MCL 324.74116 and 324.78119, payment of the recreation passport

 

4 fee authorizes entry into all state parks and recreation areas

 

5 and designated state-operated public boating access sites until

 

6 expiration of the motor vehicle registration.

 

7 (4) If the applicant applies by mail and, in addition to the

 

8 registration fee, the applicant pays an amount equal to the

 

9 recreation passport fee, the applicant shall must be considered

 

10 to have elected to pay the recreation passport fee regardless of

 

11 whether such an election is indicated on the application.

 

12 (5) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to any of the

 

13 following:

 

14 (a) An application submitted by a dealer under section 217

 

15 for a vehicle sold, leased, or exchanged by the dealer.

 

16 (b) The issuance or renewal of a motor vehicle registration

 

17 described in section 803e(1) and exempt under section 803e(6)

 

18 from the registration tax, the issuance or renewal of a motor

 

19 vehicle registration for which a tab for disabled veterans is or

 

20 has been issued under section 803f, or the issuance or renewal of

 

21 a motor vehicle registration described in section 217d or 803f.

 

22 (6) The secretary of state shall, at least monthly, transfer

 

23 the revenue from recreation passport fees to the department of

 

24 natural resources and environment for deposit as provided in

 

25 section 2045 of the natural resources and environmental

 

26 protection act, 1994 PA 451, MCL 324.2045.

 

27 (7) For each calendar year, the state treasurer shall adjust

 


1 the amounts set forth in subsection (1) by an amount determined

 

2 by the state treasurer to reflect the cumulative percentage

 

3 change in the consumer price index Consumer Price Index from

 

4 October 1, 2010 to the October 1 immediately preceding that

 

5 calendar year, using the most recent data available and rounded

 

6 to the nearest dollar.

 

7 (8) The legislature shall annually review the amount of

 

8 revenue raised by the recreation passport fee to ensure that the

 

9 amount is appropriate for the purposes for which the recreation

 

10 passport fee is assessed and in compliance with law.

 

11 (9) If the secretary of state issues a registration tab or

 

12 sticker for a registration plate or personalized registration

 

13 plate under section 224 or 803b for a motor vehicle for which a

 

14 recreation passport fee has been paid under this section, the tab

 

15 or sticker shall must be marked in a distinctive manner

 

16 determined by the secretary of state after consultation with the

 

17 director of the department of natural resources and the

 

18 department of state police. Before discontinuing the issuance of

 

19 a registration tab or sticker, the secretary of state shall

 

20 consult with the director of the department of natural resources

 

21 and establish an alternative method or procedure by which the

 

22 department of natural resources can determine whether a

 

23 recreation passport fee has been paid for a motor vehicle.

 

24 (10) Whether or not an individual paid or indicated that he

 

25 or she elected to pay or not to pay a recreation passport fee

 

26 under this section is personal information for purposes of

 

27 section 40b.

 


1 (11) As used in this section:

 

2 (a) "Consumer price index" Price Index" means the most

 

3 comprehensive index of consumer prices available for this state

 

4 from the bureau of labor statistics of the United States

 

5 department of labor.Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United

 

6 States Department of Labor.

 

7 (b) "Motor vehicle" does not include a commercial motor

 

8 vehicle.

 

9 (c) "Recreation passport fee" means the state park and

 

10 state-operated public boating access site recreation passport fee

 

11 as provided for in subsection (1).

 

12 Sec. 811f. (1) The secretary of state may, upon application,

 

13 issue 1 fund-raising plate instead of a standard registration

 

14 plate to a person for use on a passenger motor vehicle, motor

 

15 home, pickup truck, or van.

 

16 (2) A person may be issued a fund-raising plate for use on a

 

17 vehicle under this act by applying to the secretary of state

 

18 under section 217. The applicant must accompany an application

 

19 for an original fund-raising plate by a $25.00 fund-raising

 

20 donation, payment of the regular vehicle registration tax

 

21 prescribed under this act, and a $10.00 service fee. The

 

22 applicant must accompany an application for renewal of a fund-

 

23 raising plate by payment of the vehicle registration tax required

 

24 under section 801 and a $10.00 fund-raising donation. The

 

25 applicant must accompany an application for a replacement fund-

 

26 raising plate with payment of only the fee prescribed under

 

27 section 804.

 


1 (3) The secretary of state may issue a personalized fund-

 

2 raising plate upon application and the payment of the

 

3 personalized registration plate fee prescribed under section 803b

 

4 in addition to the fees and donations prescribed under subsection

 

5 (2) and the regular vehicle registration tax prescribed under

 

6 this act.

 

7 (4) A disabled person or totally disabled veteran who

 

8 applies for a fund-raising plate under this section and who pays

 

9 the required service fees shall be issued, as determined by the

 

10 secretary of state, a disabled person's plate as provided in

 

11 section 803d for his or her fund-raising plate. The secretary of

 

12 state shall require the same proof that the applicant is a

 

13 disabled person as is required for issuance of a permanent

 

14 windshield placard under section 675. The secretary of state

 

15 shall require the same proof that the applicant is a totally

 

16 disabled veteran as is required for issuance of a special

 

17 registration plate under section 803d(2).

 

18 (5) A fund-raising plate expires as provided in section 226.

 

19 The secretary of state may issue a tab or tabs designating the

 

20 month and year of expiration for an original or renewal fund-

 

21 raising plate.

 

22 (6) The secretary of state may issue a temporary

 

23 registration permit to a person who submits an application and

 

24 the proper fees and donation for a fund-raising plate, if the

 

25 applicant's current vehicle registration will expire before his

 

26 or her receipt of a fund-raising plate. The temporary

 

27 registration expires upon the applicant's receipt of a fund-

 


1 raising plate or upon the expiration of 60 days after the date of

 

2 issuance, whichever occurs first. The secretary of state shall

 

3 issue the temporary permit without a separate fee.