21.284.15 96th Legislative Session 354

2021 South Dakota Legislature

House Bill 1053


An Act

ENTITLED An Act to establish an annual fee for certain electric motor vehicles.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:

Section 1. That a NEW SECTION be added:

32-5-188. Electric motor vehicle--Annual fee--Definitions.

In addition to the license fees paid pursuant to the provisions of this chapter for a motor vehicle, the owner of an electric motor vehicle shall pay an annual fee of fifty dollars. The fee shall be paid at the time of annual registration as otherwise provided in this chapter. However, the license fee imposed by this section does not apply to any motorcycle propelled by an electric motor if the license fee is paid pursuant to § 32-5-9.

For the purposes of this section, the term, electric motor vehicle, means a noncommercial motor vehicle that is propelled by an electric motor that draws electricity from a battery that is capable of being recharged from an external source of electricity and that may be legally operated on the interstate highways in this state and eligible for registration pursuant to the laws of this state. The electric motor vehicle shall have been made by a manufacturer primarily for use on public streets, roads, and highways and meets National Highway Traffic Safety Administration standards included in 49 C.F.R. § 571 as of January 1, 2021.

The fees received pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the state highway fund.

An Act to establish an annual fee for certain electric motor vehicles.

I certify that the attached Act originated in the:

House as Bill No. 1053

Chief Clerk

Speaker of the House


Chief Clerk

President of the Senate


Secretary of the Senate

House Bill No. 1053

File No. ____

Chapter No. ______

Received at this Executive Office

this _____ day of _____________,

2021 at ____________M.


for the Governor

The attached Act is hereby

approved this ________ day of

______________, A.D., 2021




Office of the Secretary of State

Filed ____________, 2021

at _________ o'clock __M.

Secretary of State


Asst. Secretary of State