Minnesota Bill to Tax Cars for Miles Traveled to be Considered on Monday, March 23, 2015


Minnesota Bill to Tax Cars for Miles Traveled to be Considered on Monday, March 23, 2015

Legislation (H.F. 325) to require theCommissioner of Transportation to develop a plan to implement a vehicle mileage user fee to tax drivers on actual miles driven will be considered on Monday, March 23, 2015 by the House Transportation Policy and Finance Committee.

We Urge You to Contact House Transportation Policy and Finance Committee Members (List Below) Immediately To Request Their Opposition to H.F. 325

  • According to opponents, in addition to creating privacy concerns, the bill seeks to 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.F. 325 requires the Commissioner of Transportation to submit a report on the implantation plan on a vehicle mile user fee by February 1, 2016.

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact members of the Minnesota House Transportation Policy and Finance Committee immediately to request their opposition to H.F. 325.    

Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.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. 

Minnesota House Transportation Policy and Finance Committee

To e-mail all Committee members, copy and paste the email address block below:

rep.tim.kelly@house.mn; rep.john.petersburg@house.mn; rep.ron.erhardt@house.mn; rep.frank.hornstein@house.mn; rep.mark.anderson@house.mn; rep.joe.atkins@house.mn; rep.connie.bernardy@house.mn; rep.steve.drazkowski@house.mn; rep.alice.hausman@house.mn; rep.jeff.howe@house.mn; rep.clark.johnson@house.mn; rep.jon.koznick@house.mn; rep.eric.lucero@house.mn; rep.sandra.masin@house.mn; rep.denny.mcnamara@house.mn; rep.jim.nash@house.mn; rep.kim.norton@house.mn; rep.linda.runbeck@house.mn; rep.tim.sanders@house.mn; rep.mike.sundin@house.mn; rep.mark.uglem@house.mn; rep.abigail.whelan@house.mn; rep.jim.knoblach@house.mn

Representative Tim Kelly (Chair)
Phone: 651-296-8635
Email: rep.tim.kelly@house.mn

Representative John Petersburg (Vice-Chair)
Phone: 651-296-5368
Email: rep.john.petersburg@house.mn

Representative Ron Erhardt
Phone: 651-296-4363
Email: rep.ron.erhardt@house.mn

Representative Frank Hornstein
Phone: 651-296-9281
Email: rep.frank.hornstein@house.mn

Representative Mark Anderson
Phone: 651-296-4293
Email: rep.mark.anderson@house.mn

Representative Joe Atkins
Phone: 651-296-4192
Email: rep.joe.atkins@house.mn

Representative Connie Bernardy
Phone: 651-296-5510
Email: rep.connie.bernardy@house.mn

Representative Steve Drazkowski
Phone: 651-296-2273
Email: rep.steve.drazkowski@house.mn

Representative Alice Hausman
Phone: 651-296-3824
Email: rep.alice.hausman@house.mn

Representative Jeff Howe
Phone: 651-296-4373
Email: rep.jeff.howe@house.mn

Representative Clark Johnson
Phone: 651-296-8634
Email: rep.clark.johnson@house.mn

Representative Jon Koznick
Phone: 651-296-6926
Email: rep.jon.koznick@house.mn

Representative Eric Lucero
Phone: 651-296-1534
Email: rep.eric.lucero@house.mn

Representative Sandra Masin
Phone: 651-296-3533
Email: rep.sandra.masin@house.mn

Representative Denny McNamara
Phone: 651-296-3135
Email: rep.denny.mcnamara@house.mn

Representative Jim Nash
Phone: 651-296-4282
Email: rep.jim.nash@house.mn

Representative Kim Norton
Phone: 651-296-9249
Email: rep.kim.norton@house.mn

Representative Linda Runbeck
Phone: 651-296-2907
Email: rep.linda.runbeck@house.mn

Representative Tim Sanders
Phone: 651-296-4226
Email: rep.tim.sanders@house.mn

Representative Mike Sundin
Phone: 651-296-4308
Email: rep.mike.sundin@house.mn

Representative Mark Uglem
Phone: 651-296-5513
Email: rep.mark.uglem@house.mn

Representative Abigail Whelan
Phone: 651-296-1729
Email: rep.abigail.whelan@house.mn

Representative Jim Knoblach
Phone: 651-296-6612
Email: rep.jim.knoblach@house.mn