URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT (UPDATE)
Arkansas Bill to Create Pilot Program to Tax Cars for Miles Traveled Approved by Committee; Moves to Full House
Legislation (H.B. 1716) to allow the State Highway Commission to implement a pilot program that charges drivers based on vehicle miles traveled (VMT) was approved by the House Public Transportation Committee. The bill now moves to the full House of Representatives for a vote by all members. Under the measure, participants in the program would be taxed 1.5 cents per each mile the subject vehicle travels on Arkansas roadways.
We Urge You to Contact All Members of the Arkansas House (List Below) Immediately to Request Their Opposition to H.B. 1716
- H.B. 1716 could create privacy concerns and penalize national efforts to create a more fuel efficient vehicle fleet by taxing drivers based on vehicle mileage. As gas tax revenues decrease due to hybrid and electric vehicle ownership, states are looking for new sources of funding for pet projects.
- H.B. 1716 would impose its harshest penalties on owners who are required to rely on their vehicles to drive long distances to and from places of employment.
DON’T DELAY! Please contact members of the Arkansas House of Representatives immediately by e-mail to request their opposition to H.B. 1716.
Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts. Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance.
Arkansas State House of Representative
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