Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Automatic Gas Tax Hike Bill Taken Off Notice

In this afternoon's House Transportation Committee meeting HB1321 was taken Off Notice by Chairman Harmon meaning it will not be considered again in this session. This is the bill that originally concerned the SandHill Crane specialty license plate but was used as a "caption bill" to propose an automatic gas tax hike. The amendment implementing the gas tax hike was never posted on the legislative web site.

Chairman Harmon reads his statement at 30:10 (move the progress button to that point and click on the Start arrow). It is clear from his statement and Rep. Dean's follow up that a gas tax hike will be back with a vengeance next year.