Skip to comments.Steinberg bill would give locals power to raise fuel surcharge
Posted on 08/30/2011 6:18:48 PM PDT by SmithL
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg is pushing last-minute legislation to give local governments power to seek new fuel surcharges to fund certain transit projects.
Senate Bill 791 would allow local transportation agencies to seek voter approval for a "regional transportation congestion reduction charge" on gasoline or diesel. The bill language, introduced in the form of amendments to existing legislation last week, would also allow a new vehicle registration charge on electric vehicles. Revenues raised by the fees, which would require approval of a majority of voters in the impacted region, would fund transit proposals developed by the local transportation planning agencies to reduce vehicle congestion.
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fish gotta swim, andRats gotta tax!
State Lotto -
Guess the date the last real taxpayer leaves the state.
(public employees do not count as real taxpayers because they are net takers)
Last one leaving the state of California ... snuff out the candles!
Gives new meaning to “drive a little, save a lot.” If this ever becomes law, people will just buy their gas outside the areas where the taxes are imposed.
Kinda defeats the purpose of the silly things, doesn't it?