URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT (UPDATE)
Missouri Bill to Tax Cars for Miles Traveled Dies as Legislature Adjourns
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 died when the legislature adjourned for the year. Under the bill, this fee would have been charged in addition to all other registration fees and the gas tax.
In addition to creating privacy concerns, the bill sought 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.
Thank you to those who participated in opposing this bill.