SEMA eNews Vol. 20, No. 18, May 4, 2017

Kentucky Resolution to Create Study of Mileage-Based User Fee Dies as Legislature Adjourns

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

  Kentucky
A House Concurrent Resolution to create a mileage-based transportation funding task force to determine the feasibility of implementing a road-user fee instead of the gas tax died when the legislature adjourned for the year.
   

A House Concurrent Resolution to create a mileage-based transportation funding task force to determine the feasibility of implementing a road-user fee instead of the gas tax died when the legislature adjourned for the year. The resolution would have required the Mileage-Based Transportation Funding Task Force to submit its findings, recommendations and any proposed legislation by December 1, 2017. 

In addition to creating privacy concerns, these user fees 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 details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.

 

 

 

 

 

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