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SB 1 - Natural Gas Tax - Key Vote

Arkansas Key Votes

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Natural Gas Tax

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (82-17) - (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 for 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 5 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 - Bill Passed (Senate) (32-3) - (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 for 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 5 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 (Senate) -

Title: Natural Gas Tax

Sponsors

  • Mary Anne Salmon (AR - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • David A. 'Dave' Bisbee (AR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul Bookout (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Shane Broadway (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Irma Hunter Brown (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Steve Bryles (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John Paul Capps (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jack Crumbly (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bobby L. Glover (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim B. Hill (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara B. Horn (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jimmy L. Jeffress (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Harmon 'Gene' Jeffress (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Randy Laverty (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James Charles 'Jim' Luker (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sue Wood Madison (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • W. Percy Malone (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul G. Miller (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William 'Terry' Smith (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Tracy Steele (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jerry Taylor (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sharon Kathleen Trusty (AR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ruth R. Whitaker (AR - R) (Out Of Office)
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