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2014 House Bill 5459: Allocate sales tax on fuel to road projects
  1. Introduced by Rep. Peter Pettalia (R) on April 17, 2014, to earmark sales tax collected on gasoline sales to road projects. This is part of a road funding increase proposal announced by House Speaker Jase Bolger.
    • Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on April 17, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on May 7, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on May 8, 2014. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 8, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Jon Switalski (D) on May 8, 2014, to earmark part of the diverted revenue to municipal bus and transit spending. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 8, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Townsend (D) on May 8, 2014, to earmark part of the diverted revenue to spending on road preservation projects (as opposed to building new roads, lanes, etc.). The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 8, 2014.
  2. Passed 91 to 18 in the House on May 8, 2014, to earmark two-thirds of the sales tax collected on gasoline and diesel fuel sales to road projects. This is part of a road funding increase proposal announced by House Speaker Jase Bolger. The bill would increase the amount available for road spending by around $130 million annually. This is part of a House road funding package.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on May 13, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Infrastructure Modernization Committee on May 13, 2014.

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