Transportation; source of revenue by increase of motor vehicle sales and use tax. (SB164)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Revenues of the Commonwealth; transportation funding.  Creates additional sources of revenue for transportation by increasing the motor vehicle sales and use tax by one-half percent and the motor vehicle rental tax by one percent, and by imposing a five percent tax on the wholesale price of gasoline. The new revenue sources will be directed to the Rail Enhancement Fund, the Transportation Trust Fund, the Highway Maintenance and Operating Fund for transportation projects and needs of the Commonwealth, and certain priority transportation projects, as designated by the Commonwealth Transportation Board, in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads. The bill would also eliminate the one-half percent sales tax on food currently going to the Transportation Trust Fund, and would raise the allowed credit for low-income taxpayers. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100473D
01/11/2010Referred to Committee on Finance
02/10/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB164)
02/16/2010Left in Finance


Roberta Littlefield writes:

This makes sense! As we use our highways, lets pay for them. We pay less for gas than any other developed country.