Oregon Bill Creates Mandatory Program to Tax Cars for Miles Traveled


Oregon Bill Creates Mandatory Program to Tax Cars for Miles Traveled

Legislation (H.B. 2271) to convert the state’s current voluntary vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax program to a mandatory program was introduced.  The mandatory program would apply to all high-mileage vehicles that have a rating of 55 miles per gallon or better.  These high-mileage vehicles would not pay the gas tax that would apply to all other vehicles.  Under the bill, if a vehicle is subject to the mandatory VMT, owners would choose to pay a flat annual fee in lieu of a fee based on actual miles driven. 

We Urge You to Contact House Transportation and Economic Development Committee Members (List Below) Immediately To Request Their Opposition to H.B. 2271

  • H.B. 2271 seek to penalize national efforts to create a more fuel efficient vehicle fleet by taxing drivers based miles travelled.  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. 2271 would impose its harshest penalties on owners who rely on their vehicles to drive long distances to and from places of employment.
  • H.B. 2271, if enacted into law, would become effective on July 1, 2017.

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact members of the Oregon House Transportation and Economic Development Committee immediately to request their opposition to H.B. 2271.    

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. 

Oregon House Transportation and Economic Development Committee

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

Rep.CaddyMcKeown@state.or.us; Rep.JohnDavis@state.or.us; Rep.ChrisGorsek@state.or.us; Rep.CliffBentz@state.or.us; rep.jodihack@state.or.us; Rep.JohnLively@state.or.us; rep.susanmclain@state.or.us

Representative Caddy McKeown (Chair)
Phone: 503-986-1409
Email: Rep.CaddyMcKeown@state.or.us

Representative John Davis (Vice-Chair)
Phone: 503-986-1426
Email: Rep.JohnDavis@state.or.us

Representative Chris Gorsek (Vice-Chair)
Phone: 503-986-1449
Email: Rep.ChrisGorsek@state.or.us

Representative Cliff Bentz
Phone: 503-986-1460
Email: Rep.CliffBentz@state.or.us

Representative Jodi Hack
Phone: 503-986-1419
Email: rep.jodihack@state.or.us

Representative John Lively
Phone: 503-986-1412
Email: Rep.JohnLively@state.or.us

Representative Susan McLain
Phone: 503-986-1429
Email: rep.susanmclain@state.or.us