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Record #: O2016-2573   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 4/13/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Title 3 by adding new Chapter 3-52 entitled "Chicago Vehicle Fuel Tax Ordinance"
Sponsors: Villegas, Gilbert
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 3 - Revenue & Finance - Ch. 52 Chicago Vehicle Fuel Tax Ordinance
Attachments: 1. O2016-2573.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
Amending the Vehicle Fuel Tax to Preserve and Develop Transportation Infrastructure

WHEREAS, taxpayers in the City of Chicago pay certain motor fuel taxes to the city;
WHEREAS, the safety and health of Chicago taxpayers, residents, and visitors depend upon the construction and maintenance of roads, highways, bridges, alleys and other public ways; and
WHEREAS, the city in the past has utilized revenue from the Vehicle Fuel Tax for purposes other than transportation infrastructure; and
WHEREAS, certain roads, highways, bridges, alleys and other public ways utilized for transportation are in need of repair, upkeep, and maintenance; and
WHEREAS, the cost of motor fuel has decreased to a historically low level; now, therefore,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO that Chapter 3-52 of the Municipal Code is hereby amended by added the underscored text and deleting the struck-through text as follows:
3-52-010 Title - Definitions.
This chapter shall be known and cited as the "Chicago Vehicle Fuel Tax Ordinance", and the tax imposed herein shall be known and cited as the "Chicago Vehicle Fuel Tax".
Whenever used in this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings:

"City" means the City of Chicago.
"Department" means the department of finance of the city.
"Distributor" or "vehicle fuel distributor" means any person who produces, refines, blends, compounds or manufactures vehicle fuel in the city; or transports or has transported vehicle fuel to any location in the city, or receives in the city vehicle fuel, on which the Chicago Vehicle Fuel Tax has not been paid; or sells vehicle fuel to a retail dealer for resale in the city. "Distributor" shall not include any person who transports vehicle fuel into the city or receives vehicle fuel in the city for his own use and consumption, and not for sale or resale.

"Person" means any individual, firm, trust, estate, partnershi...

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