IFTA Ballot Proposals

2021 Ballot Proposals

Important Dates

Important Dates

Short Track

Short Track comment period ending October 26, 2020.

Full Track

Full Track voting ends on March 26, 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.

2020 IFTA Ballot Proposals

Three ballot proposals were submitted to IFTA, Inc. in 2020.

IFTA 2020 Ballots

FTFBP #1 2020

Details
Date Submitted: February 25, 2020
Date Proposed Effective Date:
January 1, 2021

Intent

The intent of this ballot is two-fold:

    to define “eligible member jurisdiction” as an active member jurisdiction not found out of co mpliance by the DRC and having a commissioner (or delegate) named*, and; to provide a representative denominator on which the majority vote of eligible memberjurisdictions is based.

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IFTA 2020 Ballots

STFBP #2 2020

Details
Date Submitted: April 14, 2020
Date Proposed Effective Date:
Upon Passage

Intent

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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IFTA 2020 Ballots

STPBP #3 2020 WITHDRAWN

Details
Date Submitted: May 18, 2020
Date Proposed Effective Date:
January 1, 2021

Intent

The intent of this Ballot is to add a provision to allow the IFTA, Inc. Board of Trustees to make temporary emergency amendments to the IFTA governing documents without a membership vote and without following the approved ballot process. The IFTA community’s need for responsiveness during times of national crisis requires that proper authority be granted to the Board of Trustees to alleviate certain IFTA requirements during declared national emergencies. This Ballot will authorize the Board to take any or all of the following actions:

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2020 Ballot Comments

Read the incoming ballot proposal comments from IFTA jurisdictions below.

FTFBP #1-2020
30

Jurisidictions commented on this Ballot.


Commenting has ended

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STFBP #2-2020
26

Jurisidictions commented on this Ballot.


Commenting has ended

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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.

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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