Introduced by Rep. Rick Olson (R) on January 26, 2012, to replace the current 19-cent per gallon gas tax and 15-cent diesel tax with a 10.1 percent wholesale fuel tax (subject to various adjustments), which would initially be levied at an effective rate of 28.3 cents per gallon. This would extract an additional $541 million from motorists each year, or more if the price of fuel increases (up to 40-cents per gallon would be allowed, and a minimum of 28.3 cents per gallon). This would be phased in gradually at an annual rate of increase of 1-cent per gallon2012 Senate Bill 911: Authorize Detroit regional transit vehicle registration tax
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•Introduced by Sen. Bert Johnson (D) on January 26, 2012, to give the regional transit authority proposed by Senate Bill 909 (and House Bill 5309) the power to impose a higher vehicle registration tax (on top of the state version). A vote of the people in the region would be required; even if the tax was defeated in a particular community it would still be imposed if a majority of voters in the region approved it. This is part of Gov. Rick Snyder’s road and transit tax proposal.
Referred to the House Transportation Committee on January 26, 2012.