URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT
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 email@example.com. 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:
Representative Caddy McKeown (Chair)
Representative John Davis (Vice-Chair)
Representative Chris Gorsek (Vice-Chair)
Representative Cliff Bentz
Representative Jodi Hack
Representative John Lively
Representative Susan McLain