85(R) - 2017
Relating to the prohibition of local motor fuel taxes on compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas.
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
Under current law, the taxes related to fuel imposed by state law stand in the place of any excise or occupational taxes imposed by political subdivisions on gasoline, diesel fuel, or liquefied gas. SB 1120 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 double taxation alongside other fuels brings greater clarity to the tax code and facilitates the freedom of operators in the fuel marketplace. For this reason, we support SB 1120.