2004 House Bill 6074

House Roll Call 705: Passed

To extend for an additional two years the 7/8ths cent-per-gallon fuel "regulatory fee" (tax) levied for the cleanup of underground fuel tanks, and authorize a "fund raid" on $50 million in the underground tank cleanup fund, using this to avoid making spending cuts in the 2005 budget. Under current law, the tax would have ended on Sept. 30, 2004. Extending it will increase the tax paid by motorists by approximately $30 million a year. A new commission will advise what to do with that money. Note: A pending lawsuit against the state contends that the authority to levy this tax was eliminated once there was enough money to pay off the underground tank cleanup program's debt.

87 Yeas / 13 Nays
Republican (51 Yeas / 10 Nays)
Democrat (36 Yeas / 3 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (9)