Missouri House considers sales, fuel tax increases

| 4/30/2002

A sales tax and fuel tax increase (SB915) was approved April 24 by the Missouri Senate and was sent to the House where it was referred to the House Transportation Committee.

The bill repeals the fuel tax sunset clause and increases the tax by 6 cents and raises the general sales tax by 3/8 cent. If passed by the House, the bill would then go to the voters for approval the first Tuesday in August 2002 and would take effect Jan. 1, 2003. If passed by the voters in 2002, the bill requires a second election in 2012 to continue the new tax rates.