Virginia lawmaker proposes statewide fuel tax

| 1/13/2003

A Virginia lawmaker introduced legislation Jan. 8 to create a statewide fuel tax. All revenue generated would be deposited into the state's Transportation Trust Fund.

SB704, presented by state Sen. Kevin G. Miller (R-Harrisonburg), would add a tax of 4.5 percent per gallon on the sale of motor fuels.

Despite Miller's effort, few lawmakers have expressed enthusiasm for raising taxes in a year when all Senate and House seats are up for election, The Washington Post reported.

The bill has been sent to the state Senate's finance committee.