get a break from an 8-cent-per-gallon increase in the diesel tax
approved just last year in Connecticut.
Two bills recently
introduced in the state’s Legislature would repeal the increase
in the diesel fuel tax, which was approved last year and became
effective Aug. 1, 2002.
O. Belden (R-113th District) has introduced HB5126, and Rep. Lenny
T. Winkler (R-41st District) has introduced HB5234, both of which
call on the state to eliminate the tax starting April 1, 2003.
Action to repeal
the tax was predicted in a pre-session report by the state’s chief
be proposals to roll back the increase on the grounds that it leads
interstate truckers to avoid buying fuel in Connecticut, thereby
undercutting projected revenue gains,” the report, written by Chief
Analyst Judith Lohman, said.
referred to the Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding
Jan. 15; HB5234 was referred to the same committee Jan. 17.