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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Geoff Diehl

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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 to repeal the linkage of the gas tax to the Consumer Price Index.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

Leah Cole

12th Essex

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Ryan C. Fattman

18th Worcester

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

James J. Lyons, Jr.

18th Essex

Leonard Mirra

2nd Essex

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Donald H. Wong

9th Essex

Robert L. Hedlund

Plymouth and Norfolk


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By Mr. Diehl of Whitman, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Geoff Diehl and others for legislation to repeal the linkage of the gas tax to the Consumer Price Index.  Revenue.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to repeal the linkage of the gas tax to the Consumer Price Index.

 

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, as recently amended by section 44 of chapter 46 of the Acts of 2013, is hereby further amended by striking out, in the definition of “tax per gallon”, the following words:- , “adjusted at the beginning of each calendar year, by the percentage, if any, by which the Consumer Price Index for the preceding year exceeds the Consumer Price Index for the calendar year that ends before such preceding year; provided, that the Consumer Price Index for any calendar year shall be as defined in section 1 of the Internal Revenue Code pursuant to 26 U.S.C. section 1; and provided further, that the tax shall not be less than 21.5 cents per gallon.”

SECTION 2. The provisions of this act are severable, and if any clause, sentence, paragraph or section of this measure, or an application thereof, shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair, or invalidate the remainder thereof but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, section or application adjudged invalid.

SECTION 3.  This act shall take effect on January 1, 2015.