HB 1351

85(R) - 2017
House Ways & Means
House Ways & Means
Local Government
Oil & Gas

Companion Bill

SB 1120

Vote Recommendation

  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


John Wray

Bill Caption

Relating to the prohibition of local motor fuel taxes on compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, state taxes on gasoline, diesel fuel, and liquefied gas stand in the place of any excise or occupational taxes imposed by political subdivisions. HB 1351 would also apply this provision to compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill supports the principles of limited government and the free market because protecting forms of natural gas from local taxation alongside other fuels brings greater clarity to the tax code and allows operators in the market to operate more freely. For this reason, we support HB 1351.

Organizations Supporting

Texas Association of Business