IFTA Ballot Proposals

2021 Ballot Proposals

Important Dates

Important Dates

Full Track

Full Track commenting ends on June 1, 2021.

Ballot Basics

Full Track Ballots

Full Track Ballots – 45 day comment periods;
60 days for voting.

Short Track Ballots

Short Track Ballots – 30 day comment periods;
30 days for voting

2021 FINAL - BALLOT PROCESS TIMELINE

Summary of the Ballot process

FULL TRACK BALLOT PROPOSALS

April 13, 2021 Ballot Proposals Due to IFTA, Inc.

April 16, 2021 Ballot Proposals Distributed for First Comment Period.

June 1, 2021 First Comment Period Ends.

July 27, 2021Ballot Proposals and Comments Distributed for Pre ABM Review (30 days prior to ABM).

August 24-26, 2021 Open Discussion on Ballot Proposals at the VIRTUAL 2021 Annual Business Meeting.

October 22, 2021 Ballot Proposals Distributed for Second Comment Period.

December 6, 2021 Second Comment Period Ends.

January 28, 2022 Ballot Proposals Distributed for Vote.

March 29, 2022 2021 Voting Period Ends.

2021 FINAL - BALLOT PROCESS TIMELINE

Summary of the Ballot process

SHORT TRACK BALLOT PROPOSALS

April 13, 2021 Ballot Proposals Due to IFTA, Inc.

April 16, 2021 Ballot Proposals Distributed for First Comment Period.

May 17, 2021 First Comment Period Ends.

July 27, 2021 Ballot Proposals and Comments Distributed for Pre ABM Review (30 days prior to ABM).

August 24-26, 2021 Open Discussion on Ballot Proposals at the VIRTUAL 2021 Annual Business Meeting.

October 7, 2021 Ballot Proposals Distributed for Second Comment Period.

November 8, 2021 Second Comment Period Ends.

December 21, 2021 Ballot Proposals Distributed for Vote.

January 19, 2022 2021 Voting Period Ends.

2021 IFTA Ballot Proposals

Five ballot proposals were submitted to IFTA, Inc. in 2021.

IFTA 2021 Ballots

STPBP #1 2021

Details
Date Submitted: April 9, 2021
Date Proposed Effective Date:
Upon Passage

Intent

The intent of this ballot is to continue with the direction provided in question 2 of the October 16, 2020 survey and remove the requirement for a member jurisdiction vote on permitting a Final Determination of Non-Compliance to be advanced as a dispute. This change will not impact the sections of the Agreement in which a jurisdiction must be non-compliant before a dispute can be started. This also does not take away from the PCRC’s reassessment and follow up processes.

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FTPBP #2 2021

Details
Date Submitted: April 9, 2021
Date Proposed Effective Date:
Upon Passage

Intent

This ballot is being submitted in consideration for changes to the IFTA Manual, to allow jurisdictions to receive an audit credit or partial audit credit for conducting an IFTA records review. The record review program would provide jurisdictions with an optional opportunity to obtain audit credits for being proactive in educating Licensees regarding program compliance. Record Reviews would allow jurisdictions to provide Licensees with the opportunity to adjust their reporting and recording systems to ensure compliance with the IFTA program agreement. In the long term, jurisdictions that choose to implement a record review program could also see a reduction in audit hours due to Licensees having records that are now in compliance with IFTA plan requirements. The record review program would provide benefit to the Licensee, Jurisdictions, and IFTA by achieving the goal of educating carriers to enhance and encourage compliance by reaching more carriers than by only conducting audits. The ballot proposal would allow Records Reviews conducted during the jurisdictions current review period to be counted and included in the audit count requirement.

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FTPBP #3 2021

Details
Date Submitted: April 9, 2021
Date Proposed Effective Date:
January 1, 2022

Intent

The intent of this ballot is to fulfill the Board Charge to modernize the ballot process to make it simpler, faster, and easier while maintaining the tenets of the IFTA Agreement. To modernize and streamline the ballot process it is recommended that this ballot be used to:

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FTPBP #4 2021 WITHDRAWN

Details
Date Submitted: March 23, 2021
Date Proposed Effective Date:
January 1, 2023

Intent

To tightly define what data elements would be required and what formats would be acceptable (IE XLS, CSV, etc.) and not acceptable (IE static images from Word, PDF, etc.).

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STPBP #5 2021

Details
Date Submitted: June 29, 2021
Date Proposed Effective Date:
January 1, 2022

Intent

The Intent of the ballot is to add language to A460.700 to ensure every jurisdiction understands the time period required for each item to be provided on the Billing Summary.

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2021 Ballot Comments

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STPBP #1-2021
7

Jurisidictions commented on this Ballot.


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FTPBP #2-2021
0

Jurisidictions commented on this Ballot.


Open 42 days remaining

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FTPBP #3-2021
0

Jurisidictions commented on this Ballot.


Open 42 days remaining

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FTPBP #4-2021
24

Jurisidictions commented on this Ballot.


Commenting has ended

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STPBP #5-2021
7

Jurisidictions commented on this Ballot.


Open 13 days remaining

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Ballot History

Below you can skim through the ballot history and see which ballots passed or failed along with a brief summary of the ballots intent.

2020

2020 Ballots Voting Results and Comments

Highlights

FTFBP #1-2020 Passed

FTFBP #1-2020 to define “eligible member jurisdiction” as an active member jurisdiction not found out of compliance by the DRC and having a commissioner (or delegate) named*, and;
to provide a representative denominator on which the majority vote of eligible member jurisdictions is based.

FTFBP #2-2020 Passed

FTFBP #2-2020 The intent of this ballot is to amend the Agreement to recognize an Attorney Committee as a standing committee so that it may continue providing this support.

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2019

2019 Ballots Voting Results and Comments

Highlights

FTFBP #1-2019 Passed

FTFBP #1-2019 Requires the Annual, General and Audit Report to become combined into 1 report.

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2018

2018 Ballots Voting Results and Comments

Highlights

STFBP #1-2018 Passed

STFBP #1-2018 To amend the IFTA Articles of Agreement to clarify that the upload done on a daily basis for each business day is an upload of the full demographic data.

STFBP #2-2018 Passed

STFBP #2-2018 To amend the IFTA Procedures Manual to align with the Bank of Canada’s new procedure in publishing exchange rates once each business day by 4:30 PM Eastern Time.

FTFBP #3-2018 WITHDRAWN

FTPBP #4-2018 Failed

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2017

2017 Ballots Voting Results and Comments

Highlights

FTFBP #1-2017 Passed

FTFBP #1-2017 The proposed change would provide carriers using rental equipment greater flexibility and in some cases lower costs in managing the requirement to display IFTA decals on qualifying motor vehicles.

FTPBP #1-2017 Failed

STFBP #3-2017 Failed

STFBP #4-2017 Failed

FTFBP #5-2017 Passed

FTFBP #5-2017 To amend the Agreement to allow licensees and base jurisdictions flexibility in issuing and presenting the IFTA license. The ballot adds language clarifying that base jurisdictions may issue licenses in paper or as an electronic image.

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2016

2016 Ballots Voting Results and Comments

Highlights

FTPBP #1-2016 WITHDRAWN

FTFBP #2-2016 Passed

FTFBP #2-2016 To amend the IFTA Articles of Agreement to allow carriers to display their IFTA renewing credentials two months prior to the effective date shown on the license and decals.

FTFBP #3-2016 Failed

FTFBP #4-2016 Passed

FTFBP #4-2016 The audit of any 4 consecutive quarters to count toward a jurisdiction’s total number of audits for compliance with A310. The audit of all returns required to be filed in a license year to count toward a jurisdiction’s total number of audits for compliance with A310.

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2015

2015 Ballots Voting Results and Comments

Highlights

FTFBP #1-2015 Passed

FTFBP #1-2015 To amend the IFTA Procedures Manual to remove the requirement for Clearinghouse members to notify all “read only” Clearinghouse members of the number of transmittals that have been sent that calendar year.

FTFBP #2-2015 Passed

FTFBP #2-2015 To remove the confusing verbiage related to the reporting of the number of accounts cancelled, suspended or revoked so all jurisdictions are reporting the same data.

FTFBP #3-2015 Passed

FTFBP #3-2015 To amend the IFTA Articles of Agreement to include a requirement to upload full demographic information on a daily basis for each business day.

FTFBP #4-2015 Passed

FTFBP #4-2015 The requirement to send Cancellation, Revocation, Suspension and Reinstatement reports shall only be a requirement for those read only Clearinghouse member jurisdiction.

FTFBP #5-2015 Passed

FTFBP #5-2015 To establish a standard unit measure for LNG reporting and transmittal purposes between IFTA members.

FTFBP #6-2015 Passed

FTFBP #6-2015 To amend the IFTA Articles of Agreement to require the PCRC to recommend to the membership that a dispute be initiated against a member jurisdiction that has been found non-compliant on the subject of Licensee Audits by not auditing on behalf of all member jurisdictions.

FTFBP #6-2015 Passed

FTFBP #6-2015 To amend the IFTA Audit Manual to require jurisdictions to include the Interest Charged Thru Date on the Audit Reports and Interjurisdictional Audit Reports they generate on the completion of their audits.

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2014

2014 Ballots Voting Results and Comments

Highlights

FTPBP #1-2014 WITHDRAWN

FTFBP #2-2014 Failed

FTFBP #3-2014 Passed

FTFBP #3-2014 Provide distance reporting requirements for IFTA that address technological advances in the recording of qualified motor vehicle travel, regardless of media. Modify the Audit Manual to enhance uniformity in the conduct of Audits and in the content of the Interjurisdictional audit report.

FTFBP #4-2014 Failed

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2013

2013 Ballots Voting Results and Comments

Highlights

FTFBP #1-2013 Passed

FTFBP #1-2013 To update to the IFTA Procedures Manual to include the necessary requirements for filing an IFTA tax return, regardless of the manner filed. These elements are what are required to be present on the return even though they might not be captured from the licensee on each return.

FTFBP #2-2013 Failed

FTFBP #3-2013 Passed

FTFBP #3-2013 to establish a standard conversion factor so compressed natural gas (CNG), when sold in gaseous volumes (e.g., cubic feet or cubic meters), can be converted to liquid volumes (e.g., gallons and liters) and accurately reported on the IFTA Tax Return.

FTPBP #1-2013 WITHDRAWN

FTPBP #5-2013 WITHDRAWN

STFBP #1-2013 Failed

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2012

2012 Ballots Voting Results and Comments

Highlights

FTFBP #1-2012 Failed

FTFBP #2-2012 Failed

FTFBP #3-2012 Passed

FTFBP #3-2012 The intent of this ballot is to create the Information Technology Advisory Committee as a standing committee of the International Fuel Tax Agreement.

FTFBP #4-2012 Failed

FTFBP #5-2012 Passed

FTFBP #5-2012 To amend the language in P1110 to require member jurisdictions to update the IFTA Exemption Database at the same time the Annual Report is submitted.

FTPBP #6-2012 Failed

FTFBP #7-2012 Passed

FTFBP #7-2012 To amend the IFTA Articles of Agreement so that the expulsion provisions of the Agreement are consistent with the progressive nature of the penalties provided for in the IFTA Dispute Resolution Process.

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2011

2011 Ballots Voting Results and Comments

Highlights

FTFBP #1-2011 Failed

FTFBP #2-2011 Passed

FTFBP #2-2011 To remove the term “one registration year”. To amend the definition of “year’s” by removing the word “registration” and replacing it with “license” so that it conforms with the language used to describe an IFTA licensee.

FTPBP #3-2011 WITHDRAWN

FTPBP #4-2011 Passed

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2010

2010 Ballots Voting Results and Comments

Highlights

FTFBP #1-2010 Passed

FTFBP #1-2010 To amend the IFTA Procedures Manual to provide jurisdictions with a clearer definition of the information that must be included in the IFTA annual report

FTFBP #2-2010 Passed

FTFBP #2-2010 The intent of this ballot is to amend the IFTA Articles of Agreement so that the interest rate to be used on taxes due from fleets based in the U.S. will fluctuate with the changes in the economy.

FTPBP #3-2010 WITHDRAWN

FTFBP #4-2010 Failed

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