Model Statutory Language


The Transportation Investment Advocates Council develops documents that will provide model language for state statutes to raise state transportation revenue. These documents are intended to be used as a starting point for legislation intended to increase transportation funding through various methods. The reports also include an addendum with the range of options currently in use.

See below for the latest reports. If you have any questions or would like to contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.

Model Statutory Language: Creating Variable-Rate State Gas Taxes

This Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™ (TIAC) report includes model language for legislation to adjust the motor fuel tax from a flat excise tax to a variable-rate tax. It was compiled by the Transportation Investment Advocates Council. It is intended as a starting point for transportation advocates to share with lawmakers considering enactment of similar variable-rate gasoline tax legislation in their states.

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Model Statutory Language: Helping Ensure Electric & Hybrid Vehicles Are Fully Contributing to the Maintenance of America’s Transportation Network (updated Sept. 2017)

State transportation officials are faced with the very real challenge that electric and hybrid electric vehicles cause wear and tear on their highway networks, but use very little, if any, gasoline or diesel fuel. Since most state agencies rely on motor fuel taxes and fees to fund their highway programs, the owners of these vehicles enjoy the benefits of the road network without fully contributing to the maintenance and improvement of the system through the traditional motor fuel tax. Although the overall number of electric and hybrid electric vehicles is a small part of the total U.S. vehicle fleet, the development and purchase of these vehicles is expected to grow in the future.

This report includes model language for legislation to raise state transportation revenues through registration fees on electric and hybrid electric vehicles. It was compiled by the Transportation Investment Advocates Council.

Read the report.