Minnesota Bills Deny Funds to Programs that Tax Cars for Miles Traveled

URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT
 

Minnesota Bills Deny Funds to Programs that Tax Cars for Miles Traveled

Legislation (H.F. 387 and H.F. 389) to prohibit the use of state resources to fund a program to tax owners based on vehicle mileage has been introduced.  These bills counter legislation (H.F. 325) introduced earlier this year requiring theDepartment of Transportation to take steps to implement a vehicle mileage user fee in the state.  The bills will be considered by two committees:  the House Transportation Policy and Finance Committee & the Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee.   

We Urge You to Contact Transportation Policy and Finance Committee Members & Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee Members (Lists Below) Immediately To Request Their Support for H.F. 387 and H.F. 389

  • H.F. 387 provides that the commissioner of transportation may not utilize state funds or resources to study, test, demonstrate, evaluate, or promote a potential mileage-based user fee, or to contract for the performance of these activities.
     
  • H.F. 389 provides that the University of Minnesota and the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities may not utilize state funds or resources to:  (1) study, test, demonstrate, evaluate, or promote a potential mileage-based user fee, or to contract for the performance of these prohibited activities; or (2) provide funds including membership dues to any organization regularly engaging in research or advocacy concerning mileage-based user fees.
     
  • H.F. 387 and H.F. 389 seek to protect 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.

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact committee members immediately to request their support for H.F. 387 and H.F. 389.    

Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.  Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts.  Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance. 

Minnesota House Transportation Policy and Finance Committee

To e-mail all Committee members, copy and paste the email address block below:

rep.tim.kelly@house.mn; rep.john.petersburg@house.mn; rep.ron.erhardt@house.mn; rep.frank.hornstein@house.mn; rep.mark.anderson@house.mn; rep.joe.atkins@house.mn; rep.connie.bernardy@house.mn; rep.steve.drazkowski@house.mn; rep.alice.hausman@house.mn; rep.jeff.howe@house.mn; rep.clark.johnson@house.mn; rep.jon.koznick@house.mn; rep.eric.lucero@house.mn; rep.sandra.masin@house.mn; rep.denny.mcnamara@house.mn; rep.jim.nash@house.mn; rep.kim.norton@house.mn; rep.linda.runbeck@house.mn; rep.tim.sanders@house.mn; rep.mike.sundin@house.mn; rep.mark.uglem@house.mn; rep.abigail.whelan@house.mn; rep.jim.knoblach@house.mn

 

Minnesota House Higher Education Policy and Finance Committeee

To Email all Committee members, copy and paste the email address block below:

rep.bud.nornes@house.mn; rep.marion.oneill@house.mn; rep.gene.pelowski@house.mn; rep.bob.barrett@house.mn; rep.connie.bernardy@house.mn; rep.drew.christensen@house.mn; rep.brian.daniels@house.mn; rep.glenn.gruenhagen@house.mn; rep.josh.heintzeman@house.mn; rep.jason.isaacson@house.mn; rep.ben.lien@house.mn; rep.joe.mcdonald@house.mn; rep.kim.norton@house.mn; rep.cindy.pugh@house.mn; rep.paul.rosenthal@house.mn; rep.abigail.whelan@house.mn; rep.ryan.winkler@house.mn; rep.jim.knoblach@house.mn

 

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