2013 House Bill 4539

House Roll Call 632: Passed

To phase out charging the 6 percent sales tax on gas and diesel motor fuel sales over six years. House Bill 5477 would gradually increase the motor fuel tax by an equivalent amount. Sales tax revenue is mostly earmarked to schools, and to local governments revenue sharing. The bill requires the legislature to appropriate at least as much as the previous year to both those areas, using revenue from other taxes. If it did not, then the 6 percent sales tax would automatically be imposed on fuel sales again. Together, the bills would shift about $1 billion in current state revenue to roads, with no net tax increase.

56 Yeas / 53 Nays
Republican (56 Yeas / 3 Nays)
Democrat (0 Yeas / 50 Nays)
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