Chapter 132

(House Bill 1053)

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.

Signed March 3, 2021

Catchlines are not law. (§ 2-16-13.1) Underscores indicate new language.

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