bills in Connecticut that would have repealed the recent
8-cent increase in the diesel fuel tax are dead for this
8-cent increase in the diesel tax was approved last year
and became effective Aug. 1, 2002.
spokeswoman at the General Assembly said both HB5126 and
HB5234 were dead for this year's session. Many committees
in the Legislature have already passed their deadlines for
voting on bills this year.
bills called on the state to eliminate the tax starting April
1, 2003. HB5126 was referred to referred to the Joint Committee
on Finance, Revenue and Bonding Jan. 15. HB5234 was referred
to the same committee Jan. 17. Both bills were still listed
in committee April 8.