are moving forward in Kentucky to aid truckers facing heavy usage
taxes in that state.
current tax can run up to $6,000 on a $110,000 truck.
exempting truckers from the tax were added to two bills, HB255 and
passed the Senate 30-1 March 5 and is on its way back to the House.
If the House concurs with the amendment, it will go to the governor
for his signature.
was given a stamp of approval by the Senate Appropriations and Revenue
Committee, which passed it on to the Rules Committee. That panel
must approve the measure before it can go to the full Senate.
bills would exempt trucks from the usage tax; HB293 would increase
registration fees on trucks to make up for the lost revenue, while
HB255 would not increase the fees.
either bill to make it back to the House or become law, it must
first pass the Senate by Thursday, March 6.