S.B. No. 505
  relating to imposing an additional fee for the registration of an
  electric vehicle.
         SECTION 1.  Section 502.198(a), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  Except as provided by Sections 502.058, 502.060,
  502.1911, 502.192, 502.356, [and] 502.357, and 502.360 and
  Subchapter H, this section applies to all fees collected by a county
  assessor-collector under this chapter.
         SECTION 2.  Subchapter G, Chapter 502, Transportation Code,
  is amended by adding Section 502.360 to read as follows:
         Sec. 502.360.  ADDITIONAL FEE FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES. (a) In
  this section, "electric vehicle" means a motor vehicle that has a
  gross weight of 10,000 pounds or less and uses electricity as its
  only source of motor power. The term does not include:
               (1)  an autocycle, as defined by Section 501.008;
               (2)  a moped, as defined by Section 541.201;
               (3)  a motorcycle, as defined by Sections 521.001 and
  541.201; or
               (4)  a neighborhood electric vehicle, as defined by
  Section 551.301.
         (b)  In addition to other fees authorized under this chapter,
  at the time of application for registration or renewal of
  registration of an electric vehicle, the applicant shall pay an
  additional fee of:
               (1)  $400, for the registration of a new vehicle to
  which Section 548.102 applies; or
               (2)  $200, for the registration or renewal of
  registration of a vehicle to which Section 548.101 applies.
         (c)  Fees collected under this section must be deposited to
  the credit of the state highway fund.
         (d)  The department may adopt rules to administer this
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2023.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 505 passed the Senate on
  March 29, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 505 passed the House on
  April 27, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 145, Nays 0,
  one present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House