Provide Revenue To Fix and Rebuild Maine's Infrastructure

Last updated: Jun 12, 2017

Details about this bill
Category: Taxation
Status: Carried Over
Sponsor: Representative Andrew McLean, House 27
Session: 128
Bill #: LD 1149




This bill does the following for the purpose of increasing the revenue to the Highway Fund.

1. It increases by $3 to $10 certain fees charged by the Secretary of State for driver’s license examinations, temporary license plates, nondriver identification cards, issuance of duplicate registrations, titles, licenses and nondriver identification cards and transfers of registrations.

2. It imposes a $200 surcharge, dedicated to the Highway Fund, on the registration of hybrid motor vehicles, battery-electric motor vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell motor vehicles.

3. It requires 10% of the sales tax imposed on transportation-related items, such as motor vehicles and the products for the repair and maintenance of motor vehicles, such as motor oil, batteries and tires, to be transferred to the Highway Fund on a monthly basis.

4. It increases the tax imposed on motor vehicle fuel by 7¢ per gallon, to 36.5¢ per gallon, beginning October 1, 2017.