Fuel Smarts

Fuel Tax Hike Legislation Defeated in New Hampshire

May 23, 2013

SHARING TOOLS        | Print Subscribe

Legislation raising New Hampshire’s tax on diesel and gasoline has been voted down by the state Senate after being passed in the House earlier.

In an 18-6 vote, the chamber downed the 12 cents per gallon hike and also blocked all discussion of it when the Senate meets with the House later on for state budget talks.

Because of how the Senate voted, the bill cannot be considered again in the current two-year session. However, lawmakers could consider alternative plans to pay for such improvements.

The bill was designed to pay for improvements to state roads and bridges. It called for increasing the diesel tax over six years, by 2 cents annually, and the gasoline tax over three years, by 4 cents annually.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Maximum 2000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

Newsletter

We offer e-newsletters that deliver targeted news and information for the entire fleet industry.



GotQuestions?

LUBRICANTS

The expert, Mark Betner from Citgo will answer your questions
Ask a question

Sponsored by


WHEEL ENDS SOLUTIONS

Wheel end expert Jeff Geist from STEMCO will answer your questions
Ask a question

Sponsored by

Magazine