Saturday, April 13, 2013
Senate Assistant Minority Leader Robert Hedlund offered Amendment #23 to Senate Bill 1766, An Act Relative to Transportation Finance. Similarly to the Governor’s plan, S.1766 ties the gas tax to the inflation rate causing the tax to periodically increase over time without constraints or safeguards.
Sen. Hedlund’s amendment would prevent an automatic gas tax increase and would require that all gas tax increases in the future be legislatively approved.
Unfortunately the amendment failed to secure enough votes for passage by a margin of 5-27. Posted below is the result of the roll call vote taken on the measure.