2015 Wyoming Code
TITLE 39 - TAXATION AND REVENUE
CHAPTER 17 - FUEL TAX
ARTICLE 3 - ALTERNATIVE FUEL TAXES
SECTION 39-17-311. - Distribution.

WY Stat § 39-17-311. (2015) What's This?

39-17-311. Distribution.

(a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b) of this section, all alternative fuel license taxes and fees shall be distributed as follows:

(i) All alternative fuel license taxes and fees received by the department under this article shall be transferred to the state treasurer who shall credit them to the proper accounts as specified by the department and in paragraph (iv) of this subsection;

(ii) The state treasurer shall deposit all license fees under W.S. 39-17-306 into the state highway fund;

(iii) The department shall certify to the state treasurer amounts to be credited to appropriate accounts based upon deductions from the taxes collected under this article provided that the department shall deduct the pro rata share of the cost of collecting the taxes received from alternative fuel used for aircraft at any municipal or county airport and distribute the remainder to the city, town or county where the airport is located. These funds shall be used for the maintenance of the airport.

(iv) After certifying the amounts provided by paragraph (iii) of this subsection, the department shall certify the balance of taxes collected under this article to the state treasurer who shall distribute the remainder into the accounts within the state highway fund created under this subsection as follows:

(A) Thirteen and one-half percent (13.5%) shall be distributed monthly to county treasurers. Each county treasurer shall credit such revenues to the county road fund for the improvement and maintenance of county roads. The distribution to each county shall be based on:

(I) One-third (1/3) in the ratio in which the area of the county bears to the total area of the state;

(II) One-third (1/3) in the ratio in which the rural population including the population within the cities and towns with less than one thousand four hundred (1,400) bears to the total rural population of the state;

(III) One-third (1/3) in the ratio in which the assessed valuation of the county bears to the last total assessed valuation of the state.

(B) Fourteen percent (14%) shall be credited by the state treasurer to the county treasurers of the various counties for their road construction funds, except that an amount equal to the contribution required of the counties for the cost of the university's technology transfer program under W.S. 21-17-115(a)(ii) or thirty-one thousand two hundred fifty dollars ($31,250.00), whichever is less shall be first distributed to the highway fund. Each county treasurer shall credit the revenues to the road construction fund in that county. The department shall allocate to each county a share based fifty percent (50%) upon the ratio which the rural population of each county including the population within the cities and towns with less than one thousand four hundred (1,400) bears to the total rural population of the state and fifty percent (50%) based on the ratio which the area of the county bears to the total area of the state. Any interest earned on invested funds allocated to counties shall be retained by each county and shall be used for project costs as provided by W.S. 24-2-110(a);

(C) Fifteen percent (15%) shall be distributed as follows:

(I) To the highway fund, an amount equal to the contribution required of the cities and towns for the cost of the university's technology transfer program under W.S. 21-17-115(a)(iii) or thirty-one thousand two hundred fifty dollars ($31,250.00), whichever is less;

(II) The remainder to be distributed monthly to incorporated cities and towns to be used in their street and alley programs as follows:

(1) Seventy-five percent (75%) based on the taxes paid upon alternative fuel sold to and distributed by dealers located within each incorporated city and town;

(2) Twenty-five percent (25%) in the ratio which the population of each city or town bears to the total population of all cities and towns.

(D) Fifty-seven and one-half percent (57.5%) to the state highway account.

(v) All taxes collected under W.S. 39-17-304(a)(iii) shall be transferred to the state treasurer who shall deposit them only into the state highway fund. The provisions of this section and W.S. 39-17-305(c) shall not apply to the tax imposed by W.S. 39-17-304(a)(iii). Any refund for any overpayment of the one cent ($.01) tax imposed by W.S. 39-17-304(a)(iii) shall be taken from the taxes collected pursuant to W.S. 39-17-304(a)(iii).

(b) All alternative fuel license taxes and fees related to liquefied natural gas, biodiesel or renewable diesel shall be distributed as follows:

(i) All alternative fuel license taxes and fees received by the department under this article related to liquefied natural gas, biodiesel or renewable diesel shall be transferred to the state treasurer who shall credit them to the proper accounts;

(ii) The state treasurer shall deposit all license fees under W.S. 39-17-306 into the state highway fund;

(iii) All taxes collected under W.S. 39-17-304(a)(ii) related to liquefied natural gas, biodiesel or renewable diesel shall be transferred to the state treasurer who shall deposit them only into the state highway fund. The provisions of paragraph (iv) of this subsection shall not apply to the tax imposed by W.S. 39-17-304(a)(iii). Any refund for any overpayment of the one cent ($.01) tax imposed by W.S. 39-17-304(a)(iii) shall be taken from the taxes collected pursuant to W.S. 39-17-304(a)(iii);

(iv) The state treasurer shall:

(A) Deduct not to exceed two percent (2%) of the taxes collected under this article and distributed under this subsection corresponding to the actual cost of the administration of this article for the month and credit the money to the highway fund;

(B) Distribute monthly the remainder as follows:

(I) Twenty percent (20%) shall be distributed to county treasurers. Each county treasurer shall credit the revenues to the county road fund for the improvement and maintenance of county roads. The distribution shall be based on:

(1) One-third (1/3) in the ratio in which the area of the county bears to the total area of the state;

(2) One-third (1/3) in the ratio in which the rural population including the population within the cities and towns with less than one thousand four hundred (1,400) bears to the total rural population of the state;

(3) One-third (1/3) in the ratio in which the assessed valuation of the county bears to the last total assessed valuation of the state.

(II) Five percent (5%) shall be distributed to incorporated municipalities based on the ratio that the total population of the municipality bears to the total population of all municipalities within the state. Each treasurer of a municipality shall credit the revenues to the municipal street fund for the improvement and maintenance of municipal streets;

(III) The remaining revenues shall be credited to the state highway fund for the maintenance, construction and reconstruction of state highways.

(C) Deduct the pro rata share of the cost of collecting the taxes received from alternative fuel used for aircraft at any municipal or county airport and distribute the remainder to the city, town or county where the airport is located. These funds shall be used for the maintenance of the airport.

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