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Record #: O2011-3158   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 4/13/2011 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action: 5/18/2011
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 3-56-050 regarding wheel tax fees for hybrid and certain types of vehicles
Sponsors: Moreno, Proco Joe
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 3 - Revenue & Finance - Ch. 56 Wheel Tax Licenses
Attachments: 1. O2011-3158.pdf
Related files: R2011-691
WHEREAS, It is the express desire and duty of the City of Chicago and the Chicago City Council to encourage practices that reduce carbon emissions andi prepare for climate change; and /
WHEREAS, emerging technologies have resulted in commercial availability of electric and hybrid vehicles that have significantly higher fuel efficiency, lower maintenance costs and lower impact on the environment; and ^
WHEREAS, There are 1,300,000 city stickers sold over the last 9 months of current year and an average 1,500,000 per year in the City of Chicago; and
WHEREAS, The number of hybrid vehicles currently account for 3-4% of vehicles on the road, but with projections as high as 10% by 2015; and
WHEREAS, Chicago Municipal Code does not provide for different fees for different types of vehicle fuel systems; therefore
SECTION 1. The above recitals are expressly incorporated herein and made a part of this ordinance.
SECTION 2. Section 3-56-050 of the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
Vehicle Fee
Electric Automobiles $0.00
Smaller Hvbrid automobiles 25.00
Smaller passenger gasoline fueled automobiles 95.00
Larger passenger hybrid automobiles 65.00
Larger passenger gasoline fueled automobiles, SUV, ambulances and hearses 155.00
The city clerk shall maintain a list of makes and models of passenger automobiles classified as "smaller" or "larger" for the purposes of this provision. The list shall be available for public inspection at any time during the clerk's regular business hours.

Vehicle Fee
Truck <16K lbs 220.00
Truck > 16K lbs 455.00
Dealer 110.00
Smaller or larger passenger automobiles only, not more than one vehicle, registered to a person 65 years of age or older, upon satisfactory proof of age and vehicle ownership $30.00
Replacement passenger wheel tax license emblem registered to a person 65 ...

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