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HB 598 - Increases Gas Tax - Louisiana Key Vote

Cameron Henry, Jr. voted Yea (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

Read statements Cameron Henry, Jr. made in this general time period.


Issues Related to HB 598

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Increases Gas Tax

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (60-38) - (Key vote)
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Title: Increases Gas Tax

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with amendments and pass a bill that increases the state gas tax and makes changes to the highway priority program



  • Requires that a prioritization process be created to allocate funds from the Department of Transportation to increase the efficiency of road construction and maintenance (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the Department of Transportation to provide the legislature and the public with a list of projects to be constructed in the upcoming fiscal year (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that the projects included in the Highway Priority Program will be selected and prioritized based on the urgency of each improvement (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the Department of Transportation to publish yearly updates on the progress of projects (Sec. 1).

  • Establishes that if 3 consecutive audits discover a substantial lack of compliance with spending taxpayer money, the Legislative Audit Advisory Committee will recommend action to the legislature (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits the Department of Transportation from engaging in projects not listed on their yearly priority report to the legislature (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the Department to give notice to any legislator whose district will be affected by a highway lane closure or flow of traffic change before initiating the project (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (36-0) -

Title: Increases Gas Tax

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (97-0) -

Title: Increases Gas Tax

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Increases Gas Tax


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