Approved

  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) approved a bill on May 31 to create a $100 annual registration fee for electric motor vehicles and a $30 annual fee for hybrid motor vehicles. The law goes into effect on Nov. 1.
  • Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) approved a measure on May 19 to provide $1.8 billion in bonds for state transportation funding for work to be completed over the next 10 years.
  • Legislation to create a $75 annual registration fee for electric vehicles, dedicate the state motor vehicle lease sales tax and sales tax on rental vehicles for transportation purposes, authorize bonds and provide revenue from the General Fund was signed into law by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) on May 30.

Pending

  • The New Hampshire House approved an amended bill on June 1 to provide one-time revenue from a budget surplus to address highway and bridge repairs.

Introduced

  • Oregon lawmakers revealed legislation on May 31 for a 10-year, $8.2 billion transportation funding increase through a combination of higher state motor fuel taxes (8 cents-per-gallon), increased vehicle title and registration fees, a new electric vehicle fee, an additional fee assessed on a vehicle’s mileage (beginning 2020), a statewide employee payroll tax for public transit, a new dealer excise tax on vehicle sales, a sales tax on new adult bicycle purchases, and tolls on portions of Interstate 5.

Failed

  • New Mexico Gov. Susan Martinez (R) vetoed a 5 cents-per-gallon state gas tax on May 26, the second attempt by the legislature this year to increase transportation funding that was vetoed by the governor.
  • A bill to increase the Louisiana state motor fuel tax by 10 cents-per-gallon was pulled from the House floor prior to debate due to lack of support.
  • A bill on the ballot in California that would have lowered the voter threshold required to pass a local transportation funding measure from two-thirds majority to 55 percent stalled in committee on May 25. Bill sponsor Sen. Scott Wiener (D- District 11) declared his intention to reintroduce the measure in the coming weeks.

Have we missed any state transportation funding legislation? To provide feedback on the report or contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.