Oregon Bill to Create Mandatory Car Tax for Miles Traveled Dies as Legislature Adjourns

URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT (UPDATE)
 
 
Oregon Bill to Create Mandatory Car Tax for Miles Traveled Dies as Legislature Adjourns

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.

 

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