URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT (UPDATE)
Missouri Bill to Tax Cars for Miles Traveled to be Considered in Committee on April 28, 2015
Legislation (H.B. 1327) to require the Department of Revenue to charge and collect a miles driven fee of up to $200 for a one-year vehicle registration and up to $400 for a two-year vehicle registration will be considered by the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. This fee would be charged in addition to all other registration fees and would not replace the gas tax.
If You Have Not Done So Already, We Urge You to Contact House Transportation Committee Members (List Below) Immediately To Request Their Opposition to H.B. 1327
- H.B. 1327 provides that the miles driven tax would be collected beginning January 1, 2016.
- H.B. 1327 provides that at the time of registration, an odometer reading would be recorded. Upon registration renewal, the owner would be entitled to an undetermined prorated credit against the miles driven fee if the vehicles is driven less than 20,000 miles during a one-year registration or 40,000 miles during a two-year registration period. All would be required to pay a $50 paperwork processing feel.
- In addition to creating privacy concerns, the bill seeks to 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.
- H.B. 1327 provides that all revenue from the fee must be deposited in the State Road Fund.
DON’T DELAY! Please contact members of the Missouri House Transportation Committee immediately to request opposition to H.B. 1327.
Missouri House Transportation Committee
To e-mail all Committee members, copy and paste the email address block below:
Glen.Kolkmeyer@house.mo.gov; Bart.Korman@house.mo.gov; Joe.Adams@house.mo.gov; Bob.Burns@house.mo.gov; Sue.Entlicher@house.mo.gov; Lincoln.Hough@house.mo.gov; Caleb.Jones@house.mo.gov; Bill.Lant@house.mo.gov; Kirk.Mathews@house.mo.gov; Karla.May@house.mo.gov; Tom.McDonald@house.mo.gov; Rebecca.Roeber@house.mo.gov; Don.Rone@house.mo.gov
Representative Glen Kolkmeyer (Chair)
Representative Bart Korman (Vice-Chair)
Representative Joe Adams
Representative Bob Burns
Representative Sue Entlicher
Representative Lincoln Hough
Representative Caleb Jones
Representative Bill Lant
Representative Kirk Mathews
Representative Karla May
Representative Tom McDonald
Representative Rebecca Roeber
Representative Don Rone