Elimination of Indexing of the Gas Tax

Messrs. Tarr, Hedlund and Ross moved that the bill be amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new section:-

SECTION ___. Section 1 of chapter 64A of the General Laws as amended by Chapter 46 of the Acts of 2013 is hereby 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.