HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3402        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2531

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Thomas P. Conroy

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the gradual increase in the taxation of sales of gasoline.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3402        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2531

By Mr. Conroy of Wayland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2531) of Thomas P. Conroy, Jason M. Lewis and Denise Provost relative to the gradual increase in the taxation of gasoline sales.  Revenue.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1676 OF 2011-2012.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to the gradual increase in the taxation of sales of gasoline.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

SECTION 1. Section 1 of Chapter 64A of the General Laws is hereby amended in subsection (l) by striking out “21 cents per gallon” and inserting “31 cents per gallon and shall be raised one cent per calendar quarter after July 1, 2009.”

SECTION 2. Chapter 64A is hereby amended by adding the following new section:

Section 14.  Disposition of Gas Tax Monies Received

(1)  All sums received from the excise imposed on gasoline shall be credited to the new Transportation Trust Fund and shall be credited to address the following needs:

a.eliminating the Central Artery/Tunnel debt  that resides on the balance sheets of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority; or

b.preventing  an increase in tolls on the Massachusetts Turnpike; or

c.Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority operating and capital needs to limit fare and parking increases to no more than 3 percent per year; or

d.Massachusetts Department of Transportation for road and bridge repair and maintenance; or

e.Massachusetts association of regional transit authorities