Gas Tax Floor Bill Introduced

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Gas Tax Floor Bill Introduced

As promised here is the Gas Floor Tax Bill introduced by Senator Frank Wagner SB 1546 which places a floor to on the current gas tax, that is identical to the one already in place for the rest of the state excluding Hampton Roads and Northern Virginia. Because we don’t have this floor, Hampton Roads loses almost $40 million dollars annually in projected transportation revenue due to the decrease in gas prices. How does this impact our public transportation agenda in Hampton Roads if transit currently receives nothing from this tax? Easy, the vision of transit in the region is to create a multimodal transportation network in the region. That means we need better transportation options of every kind to make sure we are competing with other regions across the nation in offering our citizens seamless transportation options.

So how can you get involved?

Reach out to members of the Senate Finance Committee and let them know that you want them to support Senate Bill 1546

Thomas K. Norment, Jr., Co-Chair (804)698-7503

Emmett W. Hanger, Jr.. Co-Chair (804) 698-7524

Janet D. Howell (804)698-7532

Richard L. Saslaw (804)698-7535

L. Louise Lucas (804)698-7518

Stephen D. Newman (804)698-7523

Frank M. Ruff (804)698-7515

Frank W. Wagner (804)698-7507 (Bill Patron) Please thank Senator Wagner for Carrying this legislation on behalf of Hampton Roads

Ryan T. McDougle (804)698-7504

Jill Holtzman Vogel (804)698-7527

Charles W. Carrico (804)698-7540

Mark D. Obenshain (804)698-7526

George L. Barker (804)698-7539

Siobhan S. Dunnavant (804)698-7512


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