The Senate Transportation Committee heard public testimony on Senate Bill 5974, which addresses several transportation resources, such as fuel taxation authority.
SB 5974- 2021-22 Addressing Transportation Resources
Bill Information Page (link)
Companion Bill in House: HB 2119
Effective Date: The bill contains several effective dates. Please refer to the bill
Status: Feb 10 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Transportation at 8:00 AM
The bill analysis and bill report are prepared by non-partisan legislative staff for the use of legislative members in their deliberations. This analysis is not part of the legislation nor does it constitute a statement of legislative intent.
Brief Summary of Bill
- Provides direction and requirements on the spending for a portion of the funding generated under the Climate Commitment Act.
- Removes the requirement to consider and enact legislation dealing with compliance obligations for emissions-intensive and trade-exposed industries under the Climate Commitment Act.
- Repeals the current motor vehicle fuel tax exemption for exported fuel and replaces it with a credit system in which a $0.06 per gallon tax would apply to some portion of exported fuel.
- Increases a variety of transportation taxes and fees and provides additional local government taxing authority.
- Removes language requiring passage of an additive transportation package before the Clean Fuel compliance and credit provisions go into effect.
- Makes transfers from the state general fund and other changes dealing with state general fund support.
- Makes a variety of other changes associated with financing and spending assumptions, and with certain transportation policies, as provided in the Move Ahead WA transportation package.
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