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HB 170 - Amends Gasoline Tax - Georgia Key Vote

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NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

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Title: Amends Gasoline Tax

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends taxes on gasoline and certain other fuels at the state and local levels.

Highlights:

  • Increases the motor fuel excise tax from $0.075 per gallon to $0.292 per gallon on non-diesel motor fuel and to $0.33 per gallon on diesel fuel (Sec. 4).
  • Repeals the current state and municipal sales and use tax on motor fuel and establishes a municipal sales and use tax of 1.25 percent on motor fuel (Sec. 4).
  • Establishes the following vehicle registration fees for alternative fueled vehicles, beginning July 1, 2015 (Sec. 2):
    • $200 for an alternative fueled vehicle not used for commercial purposes; and
    • $300 for an alternative fueled vehicle used for commercial purposes.

  • Repeals the tax credits available to zero-emission vehicles purchased on or after July 1, 2015 (Sec. 4).

  • Repeals certain sales and use tax exemptions for jet fuel, beginning June 30, 2015 (Sec. 4).

  • Prohibits the Governor from suspending or modifying the collection of any state motor fuel tax unless the state is in a state of emergency as declared by the Governor (Sec. 3).

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

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