5735.25 Levy of additional motor fuel tax.

To provide revenue for supplying the state's share of the cost of planning, constructing, widening, and reconstructing the state highways; for supplying the state's share of the cost of eliminating railway grade crossings upon such highways; to pay that portion of the construction cost of a highway project which a county, township, or municipal corporation normally would be required to pay, but which the director of transportation, pursuant to division (B) of section 5531.08 of the Revised Code, determines instead will be paid from moneys in the highway operating fund; to enable the counties and townships of the state to properly plan, construct, widen, reconstruct, and maintain their public highways, roads, and streets; to enable counties to pay principal, interest, and charges on bonds and other obligations issued pursuant to Chapter 133. of the Revised Code or incurred pursuant to section 5531.09 of the Revised Code for highway improvements; to enable municipal corporations to plan, construct, reconstruct, repave, widen, maintain, repair, clear, and clean public highways, roads, and streets; to enable municipal corporations to pay the principal, interest, and charges on bonds and other obligations issued pursuant to Chapter 133. of the Revised Code or incurred pursuant to section 5531.09 of the Revised Code for highway improvements; to maintain and repair bridges and viaducts; to purchase, erect, and maintain street and traffic signs and markers; to purchase, erect, and maintain traffic lights and signals; to pay the costs apportioned to the public under section 4907.47 of the Revised Code; to provide revenue for the purposes of sections 1547.71 to 1547.78 of the Revised Code and to supplement revenue already available for such purposes; to pay the expenses of the department of taxation incident to the administration of the motor fuel laws, to supplement revenue already available for such purposes, to pay the interest, principal, and charges on bonds and other obligations issued pursuant to Section 2g of Article VIII, Ohio Constitution, and sections 5528.10 and 5528.11 of the Revised Code; and to pay the interest, principal, and charges on highway obligations issued pursuant to Section 2i of Article VIII, Ohio Constitution, and sections 5528.30 and 5528.31 of the Revised Code, a motor fuel excise tax is hereby imposed on all motor fuel dealers upon their receipt of motor fuel within this state, at the rate of two cents per gallon on each gallon so received. This tax is subject to the specific exemptions set forth in this chapter of the Revised Code. It shall be reported, computed, paid, collected, administered, enforced, and refunded, and the failure properly and correctly to report and pay the tax shall be penalized, in exactly the same manner as is provided in this chapter. Such sections relating to motor fuel excise taxes are reenacted and incorporated as if specifically set forth in this section. The tax levied by this section shall be in addition to the tax imposed under this chapter.

Effective Date: 10-01-1996; 03-29-2005