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HF 946 - Transportation Funding and Gas Tax - Key Vote

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Legislation - Veto Override Failed (House) (83-50) - (Key vote)

Title: Transportation Funding and Gas Tax

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that appropriates money for transportation purposes and modifies existing transportation taxes and fees.

Highlights:
-Appropriates $3.69 billion for transportation in the 2008 and 2009 fiscal years, including $1.18 billion for state road construction [art. 1 (sec. 3)]. -Appropriates $193.8 million for the Metropolitan Council for the 2008 and 2009 fiscal years, including $170.67 million for bus transit [art. 1 (sec. 4)]. -Removes the fee caps of $189 and $99 for initial vehicle registration and subsequent renewals [art. 3 (sec. 2)]. -Raises the tax on gasoline from $0.20 to $0.25 by September 1, 2007 [art. 3 (sec. 7)]. -Increases car rental fee from 3% of rental price to 5% [art. 3 (sec. 9)]. -Increases the surcharge for reinstating a driver's license that had been revoked for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol from $40 to $430 [art. 7 (sec. 2)].
Note:

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF ELECTED LEGISLATORS IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Transportation Funding and Gas Tax

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (90-43) - (Key vote)

Title: Transportation Funding and Gas Tax

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that appropriates money for transportation purposes and modifies existing transportation taxes and fees.

Highlights:
-Appropriates $3.69 billion for transportation in the 2008 and 2009 fiscal years, including $1.18 billion for state road construction [art. 1 (sec. 3)]. -Appropriates $193.8 million for the Metropolitan Council for the 2008 and 2009 fiscal years, including $170.67 million for bus transit [art. 1 (sec. 4)]. -Removes the fee caps of $189 and $99 for initial vehicle registration and subsequent renewals [art. 3 (sec. 2)]. -Raises the tax on gasoline from $0.20 to $0.25 by September 1, 2007 [art. 3 (sec. 7)]. -Increases car rental fee from 3% of rental price to 5% [art. 3 (sec. 9)]. -Increases the surcharge for reinstating a driver's license that had been revoked for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol from $40 to $430 [art. 7 (sec. 2)].
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (47-17) - (Key vote)

Title: Transportation Funding and Gas Tax

Highlights:
-Appropriates $3.69 billion for transportation in the 2008 and 2009 fiscal years, including $1.18 billion for state road construction [art. 1 (sec. 3)]. -Appropriates $193.8 million for the Metropolitan Council for the 2008 and 2009 fiscal years, including $170.67 million for bus transit [art. 1 (sec. 4)]. -Removes the fee caps of $189 and $99 for initial vehicle registration and subsequent renewals [art. 3 (sec. 2)]. -Raises the tax on gasoline from $0.20 to $0.25 by September 1, 2007 [art. 3 (sec. 7)]. -Increases car rental fee from 3% of rental price to 5% [art. 3 (sec. 9)]. -Increases the surcharge for reinstating a driver's license that had been revoked for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol from $40 to $430 [art. 7 (sec. 2)].
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (House) (131-0) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (39-24) - (Key vote)

Title: Transportation Funding and Gas Tax

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates money for transportation purposes and modifies existing transportation taxes and fees.

Highlights:
- $4.06 billion for transportation over two fiscal years, including $1.24 billion in 2008 and $1.31 billion in 2009 for Trunk highway [Art.1(sec.3)]. - $1.47 billion for state road construction over two fiscal years [Art.1(sec.3)(3)]. - $157.5 million for the Metropolitan Council over two fiscal years, including $146.91 million for bus transit [Art.1(sec.4)]. - Imposes new taxation rate on gasoline, raised from $0.20/gallon to $0.30/gallon by July of 2007 [Art.2(sec.1)]. - Removes the fee caps of $189 and $99 for initial vehicle registration and registration renewals and adjusts the rate of taxation for the registration of a motor vehicle [Art.3(sec.1(h))]. - Imposes a 0.5 percent transportation sales tax on all Twin Cities metropolitan counties, effective in October of 2007 [Art.4(sec.3)]. - The Senate adopted an amendment proposed by Senator Murphy that replaced the title and bill text of HF 946 with the title and bill text of SF 1986.
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (83-46) - (Key vote)

Title: Transportation Funding and Gas Tax

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates money for transportation purposes and modifies existing transportation taxes and fees.

Highlights:
- $3.89 billion for transportation over two fiscal years, including $1.08 billion in 2008 and $1.38 billion in 2009 for Trunk highway [Art.1(sec.3)]. - $1.26 billion for state road construction over two fiscal years [Art.1(sec.3(8))]. - $173.11 million for the Metropolitan Council over two fiscal years, including $146.91 million for bus transit [Art.1(sec.4)]. - Removes the fee caps of $189 and $99 for initial vehicle registration and registration renewals and adjusts the rate of taxation for the registration of a motor vehicle [Art.3(sec.2)(h)]. - Raises the tax on gasoline from $0.20/gallon to $0.25/gallon by July of 2007, and to $0.30/gallon by May of 2008 [Art.3(sec.4)]. - Authorizes each county to levy a wheelage tax of $20/yr on each motor vehicle upon voter approval [Art.5(sec.2(1))]. - Authorizes the Twin Cities metropolitan area to impose a 0.5 percent transportation sales and use tax [Art.5(sec.6.2)].
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Transportation Funding and Tax on Gasoline

Sponsors

  • Bernard 'Bernie' Lieder (MN - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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