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HB 1001 - Increases Taxes and Appropriates Funds for Infrastructure Projects - Key Vote

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Bob Behning voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (61-36) - (Key vote)

Title: Increases Taxes and Appropriates Funds for Infrastructure Projects

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that increases gas and cigarette taxes and appropriates additional revenue for road and bridge projects.

Highlights:
  • Restructures the gasoline tax from $0.18 per gallon to $0.18 per gallon multiplied by a factor determined by the Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers and the National Highway Construction Cost Index (Secs. 18 & 19).
  • Increases the tax on cigarettes by the following amounts (Sec. 26):
    • From $0.05 to $0.10 per cigarette, for cigarettes that weigh up to 0.003 pounds; and
    • From $0.07 to $0.13 per cigarette, for cigarettes that weigh more than 0.003 pounds.
  • Appropriates revenue from the taxes increased by the provisions of this bill to municipalities for road and bridge projects (Sec. 15).
  • Reduces the state personal income tax from 3.4 percent to the following amounts (Sec. 7):
    • 3.19 percent for calendar year 2019 through 2020;
    • 3.15 percent for calendar year 2021 through 2022;
    • 3.10 percent for calendar year 2023 through 2024; and
    • 3.06 percent after calendar year 2024.
  • Requires the Department of State Revenue to conduct a feasibility study on establishing tolls on Interstate 65, Interstate 70, and Interstate 80/94 by January 1, 2017 (Sec. 32).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Increases Taxes and Appropriates Funds for Infrastructure Projects

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