Legislation (H.B. 2271) to convert the state’s current voluntary vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax program to a mandatory program died when the legislature adjourned for the year. The bill did not receive committee consideration. The mandatory program would have applied to all high-mileage vehicles that have a rating of 55 miles per gallon or better. These high-mileage vehicles would not have paid the gas tax that applies to all other vehicles. Under the bill, if a vehicle is subject to the mandatory VMT, owners would choose to pay a flat annual fee in lieu of a fee based on actual miles driven.
Thank you to those that participated in opposing this bill.