SEMA eNews Vol. 19, No. 22, June 2, 2016

New Hampshire Bill to Implement Road User Fee Dies

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

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Legislation to establish a road usage fee for motor vehicles registered to travel on state roads died when the legislature failed to act.
   

Legislation to establish a road usage fee for motor vehicles registered to travel on state roads died when the legislature failed to act. The bill had been held for interim study and may be reintroduced in a future legislative session. Under the bill, the fee would have been based on the equivalent miles per gallon of the vehicle and collected at the time of the vehicle’s annual registration.

The measure would have imposed its harshest penalties on those vehicles that have the highest miles per gallon rating, with a maximum tax of $149.85. Legislation like this penalizes 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 details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.

 

 

 

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