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2013 House Bill 4677: Earmark some sales tax on gasoline to public transportation subsidies
  1. 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.
    • 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.
  2. Passed 106 to 3 in the House on December 5, 2013, to earmark an additional $17 million of sales tax revenue to school funding.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on December 10, 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.
  4. Passed 34 to 2 in the Senate 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on November 13, 2014.

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