SEMA eNews Vol. 17, No. 13, March 27, 2014

Minnesota Considers Pilot Program to Tax Cars for Miles Traveled

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

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Legislation to establish a pilot program administered by the Department of Transportation to impose a vehicle mileage user fee was introduced in Minnesota.

Legislation to establish a pilot program administered by the Department of Transportation to impose a vehicle mileage user fee was introduced in Minnesota. Under the bill, the department must report to the legislature its design options and recommendations for a permanent program that would be implemented in the near term. The bill seeks to penalize national efforts to create a more fuel-efficient vehicle fleet. As gas tax revenues decrease due to hybrid and electric vehicle ownership, states are looking for new sources of funding for pet projects.

For more information, visit the SEMA Action Network (SAN) website. For details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.

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