URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT
Minnesota Bills Increase Fees for Fuel Efficient Vehicles/ Tax Cars for Miles Traveled
Legislation (H.F. 324) to mandate payment of a “recoupment” surcharge of up to $95 has been introduced in Minnesota. The surcharge would be calculated to levy the highest tax on owners of the most fuel efficient vehicles. Separate legislation (H.B. 325) requires the Department of Transportation to take steps to implement a vehicle mileage user fee to tax drivers on actual miles driven.
We Urge You to Contact House Transportation Policy and Finance Committee Members (List Below) Immediately To Request Their Opposition to H.F. 324 and H.F. 325
- H.F. 324 relies on fuel economy estimates provided by the U.S. EPA for the appropriate year, make, model, transmission and engine configuration of the vehicle.
- H.F. 324 and H.F. 325 seek to penalize national efforts to create a more fuel efficient vehicle fleet by taxing drivers based on fuel economy. 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 members of the Minnesota House Transportation Policy and Finance Committee immediately to request their opposition to H.F. 324 and H.F. 325
Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.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
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