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2015 House Bill 4738: Increase gas and diesel tax

Public Act 176 of 2015

Introduced by Rep. Michael McCready (R) on June 17, 2015 To increase the state gasoline and diesel taxes to between 23 cents and 30 cents per gallon, depending on the wholesale price of these fuels. The current gas and diesel tax rates are 19 cents and 15 cents per gallon, respectively.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on June 17, 2015
Substitute offered by Rep. Rob VerHeulen (R) on October 21, 2015 Replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details so it conforms with provisions of the Fall, 2015 road funding package passed by the House (contained mainly in House Bills 4736, 4738 and 4370).
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on October 21, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Rob VerHeulen (R) on October 21, 2015 To correct a typo in the bill.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on October 21, 2015
Passed 56 to 50 in the House on October 21, 2015.
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To increase the state gasoline and diesel taxes to 22.3 cents per gallon starting Oct. 1, 2018, and after that index the amount to inflation. The current gas and diesel tax rates are 19 cents and 15 cents per gallon, respectively. The bill would increase the diesel tax to 19 cents on Oct. 1, 2017.
Received in the Senate on October 27, 2015
Referred to the Senate on October 27, 2015
Passed 20 to 18 in the Senate on November 3, 2015.
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To increase the state gasoline tax from 19 cents per gallon to 26.3 cents per gallon starting in 2017, and after that index the amount to inflation. Also, to increase the state diesel tax from 15 cents to the same 26.3 cents per gallon level, and increase this with inflation too. See also House Bill 4736, which would raise vehicle registration taxes 20 percent.
Received in the House on November 3, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Sam Singh (D) on November 3, 2015 To strip out a provision dedicating all the increased tax revenue to roads, rather than the usual practice of using some for subsidies to municipal bus systems.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on November 3, 2015
Passed 55 to 52 in the House on November 3, 2015.
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To concur with the Senate-passed version of this bill, which increases the 19 cent per gallon state gasoline tax and 15 cent diesel tax to 26.3 cents per gallon starting in 2017.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on November 10, 2015

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