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House Bill 2212 would repeal the bingo gross rental tax and the liquefied gas tax.
Currently, a tax is levied on the rental of halls to hold bingo. This tax would be repealed, but bingo-related fees would remain unchanged.
The bill would also abolish the liquefied gas tax. Currently, people that operate a liquefied gas-powered motor vehicle must either purchase a pre-paid decal that proves they have paid applicable taxes on their fuel, or pay the tax at the pump.
House Bill 2212 would also exempt from the compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas tax motor vehicles used to provide the services of a transit company, including a metropolitan rapid transit authority or a regional transportation authority and operated by a person who on January 1, 2015, had paid the tax on compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas under Section 162.312 (related to the applicability of the liquefied gas tax to certain public transportation providers using compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas) as it existed on that date. It would not apply to compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas delivered into the fuel supply tank of a motor vehicle from a refueling facility accessible to other motor vehicles.
House Bill 2212 would make liquefied gas a special fuel for the purposes of the sales and use tax exemption (Section 151.308 of the Tax Code).
People who have already paid for a decal would be able to ask for a pro rata refund.