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HB 1004 - Natural Gas Tax - Key Vote

Arkansas Key Votes

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (32-1) - (Key vote)

Title: Natural Gas Tax

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that increases the severance tax on four categories of natural gas and allocates the tax revenue to state highway improvements.

Highlights:
- Sets the severance tax on the market value of natural gas at (sec. 7):
    - 1.5 percent for "new discovery" and "high-cost gas" - 1.25 percent for "marginal gas" - 5 percent for all other types of natural gas
- Allocates 95 percent of the taxes collected on natural gas for use under the Arkansas Highway Revenue Distribution Law and allocates five percent to the general fund (sec. 9).
Note:

NOTE: TAX INCREASES MUST BE APPROVED BY VOTERS. IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS, THE LEGISLATURE MAY INCREASE TAXES BY A 3/4 MAJORITY IN BOTH CHAMBERS.

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Natural Gas Tax

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (81-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Natural Gas Tax

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that increases the severance tax on four categories of natural gas and allocates the tax revenue to state highway improvements.

Highlights:
- Sets the severance tax on the market value of natural gas at (sec. 7):
    - 1.5 percent for "new discovery" and "high-cost gas" - 1.25 percent for "marginal gas" - 5 percent for all other types of natural gas
- Allocates 95 percent of the taxes collected on natural gas for use under the Arkansas Highway Revenue Distribution Law and allocates five percent to the general fund (sec. 9).
Note:

NOTE: TAX INCREASES MUST BE APPROVED BY VOTERS. IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS, THE LEGISLATURE MAY INCREASE TAXES BY A 3/4 MAJORITY IN BOTH CHAMBERS.

Legislation - Introduced (House) (81-16) -

Title: Natural Gas Tax

Sponsors

  • Scott Sullivan (AR - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Bill Abernathy (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Pam Adcock (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Nancy Duffy Blount (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Toni C. Bradford (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jerry Brown (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joan Cash (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Linda Pondexter Chesterfield (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Eddie Cooper (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lamont B. Cornwell (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Larry Cowling (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Monty Davenport (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Nathan V. George (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Horace A. Hardwick (AR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Willie R. Hardy (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Steve Harrelson (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim W. House (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Johnny Hoyt (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Neal Jeffrey (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Janet Johnson (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • David Edward Johnson (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ray Kidd (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Wilhelmina E. Lewellen (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Larry D. 'Buddy' Lovell (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bruce Maloch (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Allen Maxwell (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Smith Moore Jr. (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • George Overbey Jr. (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Patterson (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Benny C. Petrus (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Betty Pickett (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • David 'Bubba' Powers (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert 'Gregg' Reep (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Johnnie J. Roebuck (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill Sample (AR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • R.D. 'Rick' Saunders (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gene 'Doc' Shelby (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lindsley Smith (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Randy W. Stewart (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charolette Wagner (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robbie Wills (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • David Wayne Wyatt (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
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