(a) A scrap tire environmental fee shall be collected at the point of sale from the consumer on replacement tires, whether or not the tires are mounted on a rim or wheel, in the amount of one dollar ($1) per tire, and shall be remitted to the Department of Revenue on a monthly basis. Out-of-state tires, such as fleet tires, not purchased in the State of Alabama must be returned to the point of origin for disposal or the scrap tire environmental fee shall be imposed for each tire brought into the state and must be remitted to the Department of Revenue. In addition, the scrap tire environmental fee shall be collected on a retreaded casing replacement tire when sold to a consumer.
(b) The fees imposed by subsection (a) shall be paid monthly to the Department of Revenue by the 20th day of the following month, accompanied by forms as prescribed by the Department of Revenue. The forms shall contain a printed declaration that the information is being reported under penalty of perjury and shall be subscribed by the person who completes the forms, showing the number of tires subject to the environmental fee and such other information as the Department of Revenue may require.
(c) The tire dealer may retain seven percent of the fees collected per each report timely filed, to cover costs associated with the collection and payment of the fee to the Department of Revenue. No recovery of administrative costs shall be allowed, nor any monies retained by a tire dealer, from any scrap tire environmental fees that are not paid before becoming delinquent.
(d) The fee imposed in subsection (a) shall be collected and administered by the Department of Revenue in accordance with Chapter 2A of Title 40. The Department of Revenue shall also impose interest on any scrap tire environmental fee paid after the due date in accordance with Section 40-1-44.
(e) The Department of Revenue may promulgate and enforce rules and regulations to effectuate the scrap tire environmental fee provisions of this chapter. All rules and regulations promulgated shall have the same force and effect of law.
(f) In addition to any and all other funds heretofore or hereafter appropriated, there is hereby appropriated from the State General Fund to the Department of Revenue, to offset its costs to implement and administer this chapter, as a first charge against the fees collected pursuant to this chapter, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003, the sum of sixty thousand dollars ($60,000). Every year thereafter as a first charge against the revenues collected, an amount of revenue shall be appropriated to the Department of Revenue to offset its costs of collection.
(g) The Department of Revenue may share information, data, reports, or documentation related to the collection and administration of the fee imposed in subsection (a) with the department for the purpose of administering the provisions of this chapter, notwithstanding any provisions of law requiring confidentiality.