Introduced by Rep. Phil Potvin (R) on May 2, 2013 To earmark a portion of the sales tax collected on gasoline to public transportation subsidies. Under current law, the sales tax imposed on gasoline goes mostly to schools and local governments, with essentially none going to transportation projects. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on May 2, 2013
Reported in the House on May 21, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on December 5, 2013 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that earmarks more sales tax revenue to schools.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on December 5, 2013
Substitute offered by Rep. Wayne Schmidt (R) on December 5, 2013 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that earmarks a smaller amount to schools.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 5, 2013
Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on December 10, 2013
Reported in the Senate on May 20, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 34 to 2 in the Senate (see names) on November 13, 2014 To earmark an additional sales tax revenue to school funding and revenue sharing. Along with House Bills 4571 and 4572, which raise the excise tax imposed on airplane fuel and revise the distribution of revenue between various state funds to minimize the impact of the tax changes. The bottom line would be higher taxes on airplane fuel and more revenue for state airport maintenance projects.