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HB 473 - Increases Taxes on Gasoline and Diesel Fuels - Montana Key Vote

Peggy Webb voted Nay (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Increases Taxes on Gasoline and Diesel Fuels

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (57-43) - (Key vote)
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Title: Increases Taxes on Gasoline and Diesel Fuels

Vote Result
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with senate amendments and pass a bill that would raise the gasoline tax by 6 cents over 5 years and the diesel tax by 2 cents over 5 years.

Highlights:
  • Requires the tax levied on gasoline to be raised by 8 cents per gallon by July 1st and the tax on diesel fuel to be increased by 7.5 cents per gallon (Sec. 8).
  • Specifies that the tax rates on gasoline will increase by 6 cents per gallon from current levels by 2023 and diesel taxes will increase by 2 cents per gallon by 2023 (Sec. 8).

  • Requires all funds earned from the gas tax increase to go to the state’s special revenue account to repair bridges and roads (Sec. 2).

  • Requires cities requesting state funds to provide $1 for a given project for every $20 the state provides (Sec. 3).

  • Requires a full audit of the Montana Department of Transportation to be completed by June 30, 2018 (Sec. 4).

  • Requires the Montana Department of Transportation to develop and maintain a project website to provide information on the progress of road and bridge safety (Sec. 5).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (28-22) - (Key vote)
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Title: Increases Taxes on Gasoline and Diesel Fuels

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass with amendment a bill that would raise the gasoline tax by 6 cents over 5 years and the diesel tax by 2 cents over 5 years.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires the tax levied on gasoline to be raised by 4.5 cents per gallon by July 1st and the tax on diesel fuel to be increased by 3.5 cents per gallon (Sec. 8).

  • Specifies that the tax rates on gasoline will increase by 6 cents per gallon from current levels by 2023 and diesel taxes will increase by 2 cents per gallon by 2023 (Sec. 8).

  • Requires all funds earned from the gas tax increase to go to the state’s special revenue account to repair bridges and roads (Sec. 2).

  • Requires cities requesting state funds to provide $1 for a given project for every $20 the state provides (Sec. 3).

  • Requires a full audit of the Montana Department of Transportation to be completed by June 30, 2018 (Sec. 4).

  • Requires the Montana Department of Transportation to develop and maintain a project website to provide information on the progress of road and bridge safety (Sec. 5).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (54-46) - (Key vote)
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Title: Increases Taxes on Gasoline and Diesel Fuels

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would raise the gasoline tax by 8 cents and the diesel tax by 7.75 cents, effective July 1, 2017.

Highlights:
  • Requires the tax levied on gasoline to be raised by 8 cents per gallon by July 1st and the tax on diesel fuel to be increased by 7.5 cents per gallon (Sec. 8).
  • Specifies that the tax rates on gasoline will increase by 6 cents per gallon from current levels by 2023 and diesel taxes will increase by 2 cents per gallon by 2023 (Sec. 8).

  • Requires all funds earned from the gas tax increase to go to the state’s special revenue account to repair bridges and roads (Sec. 2).

  • Requires cities requesting state funds to provide $1 for a given project for every $20 the state provides (Sec. 3).

  • Requires a full audit of the Montana Department of Transportation to be completed by June 30, 2018 (Sec. 4).

  • Requires the Montana Department of Transportation to develop and maintain a project website to provide information on the progress of road and bridge safety (Sec. 5).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Increases Taxes on Gasoline and Diesel Fuels

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