SEMA eNews Vol. 20, No. 3, January 19, 2017

South Carolina Introduces Resolution to Create Study of Mileage-Based User Fee

By Steve McDonald

A House Joint Resolution to create a mileage-based user fee study committee to determine the feasibility of implementing such a program instead of the gas tax was introduced. The resolution would require a study of a mile-based user fee and require the committee to submit a report to the General Assembly by December 31, 2018.

In addition to creating privacy concerns, the results of the committee’s study could penalize national efforts to create a more fuel-efficient vehicle fleet by taxing drivers based on vehicle mileage. 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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