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2014 House Bill 5493: Replace per-gallon fuel tax with higher wholesale tax

Public Act 475 of 2014

Introduced by Rep. Rob VerHeulen (R) on April 29, 2014 To replace the current 15 cent per gallon motor carrier fuel tax imposed on interstate truckers with a 6 percent tax on the wholesale fuel price. House Bill 5477 establishes the new rate, and this bill deletes language related to old rate, and also requires truckers to apply within 18 months for refunds of the Michigan fuel tax they paid for fuel burned in other states. This is part of a House road funding package.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on April 29, 2014
Reported in the House on May 7, 2014 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Rob VerHeulen (R) on May 8, 2014 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 8, 2014
Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on May 8, 2014 To cap the total revenue from the proposed tax at the amount of revenue that would have been generated under the current per-gallon fuel taxes.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 8, 2014
Passed 84 to 25 in the House on May 8, 2014 (same description)
To replace the current 15 cent per gallon motor carrier fuel tax imposed on interstate truckers with a 6 percent tax on the wholesale fuel price. House Bill 5477 establishes the new rate, and this bill deletes language related to old rate, and also requires truckers to apply within 18 months for refunds of the Michigan fuel tax they paid for fuel burned in other states. This is part of a House road funding package.
Received in the Senate on May 13, 2014
Referred to the Senate Infrastructure Modernization Committee on May 13, 2014
Reported in the Senate on May 21, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on May 21, 2014
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 21, 2014
Amendment offered by Sen. Bruce Caswell (R) on June 11, 2014 To link the bill to Senate Joint Resolution A, which proposes a Constitutional amendment to impose a 1 percent sales tax increase that would go to roads, replacing the state motor fuel and diesel taxes. If it were adopted then this bill would not go into effect.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on June 11, 2014
Failed 18 to 19 in the Senate on June 11, 2014 To replace the current 15 cent per gallon motor carrier fuel tax imposed on interstate truckers with a tax on the wholesale fuel price somewhere between 7 and 17 percent per gallon. The exact rate would be specified in House Bill 5477 and was the subject of intense and incompete negotiations on the day this vote was taken.
Moved to reconsider in the Senate on June 11, 2014 The vote by which the bill was defeated.
The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 11, 2014
Received in the Senate on June 11, 2014
Passed 20 to 18 in the Senate on June 11, 2014 (same description)
To replace the current 15 cent per gallon motor carrier fuel tax imposed on interstate truckers with a tax on the wholesale fuel price somewhere between 7 and 17 percent per gallon. The exact rate would be specified in House Bill 5477 and was the subject of intense and incompete negotiations on the day this vote was taken.
Received in the House on June 12, 2014
Substitute offered by Rep. Rob VerHeulen (R) on December 19, 2014 To adopt a version of the bill that reflects the road funding deal whose main pieces are House Bill 5477 and the sales tax increase proposed by House Joint Resolution UU. For the bill to go into effect voters must approve the latter in May 5, 2015 election.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 19, 2014
Substitute offered by Rep. Rob VerHeulen (R) on December 19, 2014 To adopt a version of the bill that reflects the road funding deal whose main pieces are House Bill 5477 and the sales tax increase proposed by House Joint Resolution UU. For the bill to go into effect voters must approve the latter in May 5, 2015 election.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 19, 2014
Passed 87 to 23 in the House on December 19, 2014 To replace the 15 cents diesel tax imposed on interstate truckers with a 14.9 percent wholesale fuel tax, which at current prices is 46.4 cents for diesel.
Received in the Senate on December 19, 2014
Passed 25 to 13 in the Senate on December 19, 2014
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 10, 2015

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