Motor vehicle fuels sales tax in certain areas of the Commonwealth; price floor. (HB1352)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Thomas (R-Stafford) with support from co-patron Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Motor vehicle fuels sales tax in certain areas of the Commonwealth; price floor. Establishes a floor on the 2.1 percent sales tax imposed on motor vehicle fuels sold in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads. The average wholesale price of gasoline, as determined by the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles, on July 1, 2018, shall be the initial floor. If the average wholesale price rises in future determinations, the new higher average will become the floor, until such time as the average wholesale price of gasoline is determined to be equal to or greater than the average wholesale price of gasoline in the Commonwealth on February 20, 2013, which is the date of the floor used for the calculation of the state gasoline tax. After this threshold is met, the average wholesale price used for the calculation of the regional tax will be the same as the average price used to calculate the state tax. Amends § 58.1-2292, § 58.1-2295, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2018Committee
01/11/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104418D
01/11/2018Referred to Committee on Rules
02/06/2018Referred from Rules
02/06/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/2018Assigned App. sub: Transportation
02/08/2018Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (7-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018Left in Appropriations

Comments

Don L writes:

This bill is ridiculous. Tax should be a straight percentage of price of fuel. Let's make things simpler, not more complicated.