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Relating to the exemption of rural transit districts from motor
Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB916, As Introduced:
a negative impact of ($87,000) through the biennium ending August 31, 2021.
HB 916 would exempt rural transit districts from motor fuel taxes, if the gas is used exclusively to provide public transportation. The bill would allow rural transit districts to apply for refunds for gas taxes on gasoline bought for public transportation purposes.
Without commenting on rural transit districts themselves since they are already provided for in statute, we do not see a liberty principle connection to this bill and remain neutral. We generally oppose tax exemptions of any kind, however it makes little sense for one unit of government to pay taxes to another unit of government.